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UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachele holds International Women's Day Press Conference in Rabat, Morocco

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet addresses the media on International Women’s Day at a press conference held at the General Treasury of the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat

 

Ms. Bachelet called strongly upon world leaders to advance women’s increased political participation and economic empowerment as the foundation for sustainable societies worldwide. “Women’s full and equal participation in the political and economic arena is fundamental to democracy and justice, which people are demanding,” she said. “Equal rights and opportunity underpin healthy economies and societies.”

 

Credit: UN Women/Karim Selmaoui

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Taken on March 8, 2012