First Lady Michelle Obama Remarks on International Women’s Day

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day has been held on 8 March every year since 1913, and has been recognized by the United Nations since 1975.

The UN says it’s a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

The theme of this year’s day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030” – aiming to achieve global equality in areas such as education and end all forms of discrimination.

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First Lady Michelle Obama gave major props to Samantha Power’s introduction and her gratitude for her being apart of POTUS’ administration. If anyone finds the video with Ambassador Power actually INTRODUCING FLOTUS, please feel free to post it in the comment section. I know I would love to hear and see that portion of it.

Excerpt:  …”So back to the business at hand.  I have to start by thanking Ambassador Power –- another strong woman leader, as you heard — for that wonderful, kind, generous introduction, but more importantly, for her extraordinary work to promote human dignity, human rights across the globe.  We are lucky to have someone like her in this administration, and the President and I are very lucky to have her as a friend.”  (Applause.)

US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with young female students in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 8, 2016 before an event to mark International Women's Day, as part of the first lady's Let Girls Learn initiative. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm

US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with young female students in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 8, 2016 before an event to mark International Women’s Day, as part of the first lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm

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Transcript of remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama

 

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2 Responses to First Lady Michelle Obama Remarks on International Women’s Day

  1. vitaminlover says:

    I hope Barack and Michelle take a long sabbatical after they leave the White House….just the two of them. I know Sasha will still be living at home but mostly I mean mentally, and spiritually. They are two terrific people and they will need rejuvenation.

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