“Restarting the Economy After Covid-19 through the Empowerment of Women”, Remarks by Christina Tomlinson, Minister Counselor for PA

I'm glad to be at this event today, particularly honored to be on this distinguished panel and to meet, although some virtually, the organizers and participants in this ambitious and original project, RECOV-EW.  And I’d like to acknowledge the virtual presence of my good friend and colleague, Kat Fotovat, our senior official in the Secretary’s office of Global Women’s Issues.  Her presence here ...
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Giving a million girls ‘their days back’

During a visit to an orphanage in Kenya in 2008, Celeste Mergens, a humanitarian aid worker from Washington state, learned that girls were sitting on cardboard for several days each month, often going without food unless someone would bring it to them. That is when Mergens said she first learned that many women and girls ...
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