2015 is a milestone year for the global women’s movement. Twenty years ago, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women marked the beginning of a new era of activism. With her historic remarks, then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton helped galvanize a movement when she boldly declared that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”
Following International Women’s Day, the Center for American Progress and Vital Voices Global Partnership are convening leaders from around the world and here at home to consider the progress we have made since 1995, the unfinished business that remains, and the significant opportunity that 2015 holds.
With the current Millennium Development Goals set to expire, major multilateral agreements are expected this year. This makes 2015 an exceptional opportunity to place bold and concrete actions to empower women and girls front and center.
This event is co-sponsored with Vital Voices.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Honorable Danielle Saint-Lot, Ambassador-at-Large for the Republic of Haiti, former Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Ambassador Luis Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
Tom Nides, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley, Former Deputy Secretary of State
Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership