“As women thrive, so will we all,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“The world will never realise 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realise their full potential,” General Ban Ki-moon told the UN Commission. While women bore the burden of conflict, war, discrimination and domestic violence, they were not just victims, but agents of progress. Empowered women and girls were the best drivers of growth, the best hope for reconciliation and the best buffer against radicalisation of youth and the repetition of the cycle of violence, he stressed.
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“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”– Unknown