LibLink: Lynne Featherstone working to transform the lives of women and girls around the world

Lynne Featherstone, Minister for International Development, writes at the Huffington Post, on the opportunities 2013 brings to transform the lives of women and girls around the world.

This year is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a lasting difference to the lives of women and girls everywhere in the world.

Between the Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York in March, the work on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals and the UK Presidency of the G8, the international community has the potential to help bring equality and safety where there is currently exclusion and fear.

But this is only possible if we all work together and push in the same direction. That’s why I wanted to bring the NGOs together so they could tell me about their priorities and thoughts on what we should all be doing – together – to transform the lives of women and girls.

You can read the full article here, with links to more on Lynne’s work at DFID and all the NGOs involved.

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3 Comments

  • paul barker 20th Jan '13 - 6:06pm

    Great stuff. I hope the lack of comments just means none of can think of anything useful to add, rather than a lack of interest.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Peter Watson 20th Jan '13 - 7:06pm

    Sadly the lack of comments might reflect a lack of interest: the recent poll showed that readers of this site rate a free market think tank wonk as a more important liberal voice than someone who puts their life on the line for women’s rights (http://www.libdemvoice.org/and-the-winner-of-our-liberal-voice-of-the-year-award-is-sam-bowman-32632.html).

  • R Uduwerage-Perera 21st Jan '13 - 11:43am

    This is commendable work.

    It is a shame though that welfare provision for the victims of domestic abuse has been significantly reduced in the UK as a result of the stringent fiscal cuts. Many refuges have either been closed, or have had to reduce their services significantly, thereby putting more women at risk.

    Whilst I fully support the need to make others aware overseas, we should not forget the appalling levels of domestic abuse that exists here in the UK as well.

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