On Friday, November 15, 2013, Mrs. Laura Bush will travel to Washington, DC to spotlight the progress made by women in Afghanistan over the past decade and reinforce the need to ensure that Afghan women have equal rights and opportunity.
At Georgetown University, Mrs. Bush will join U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to address opportunities and solutions for sustaining the significant progress Afghan women and girls have made in the past 10 years. The symposium entitled “Advancing Afghan Women: Promoting Peace and Progress in Afghanistan” is co-sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, U.S. Afghan Women’s Council and U.S. Alliance in Support of the Afghan People.
The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be webcast live at www.bushcenter.com/live and at http://www.georgetown.edu/news/afghan-women-symposium.html.
Following her participation in the symposium, Mrs. Bush will speak at the World Affairs Council of America’s National Conference. Mrs. Bush will discuss the need for continued support for Afghan women and girls. She will offer opportunities for every American to invest in the success of Afghan women and promote their efforts to ensure the security and prosperity of future generations there. For more information, please visit www.bushcenter.org.
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