(Sign painted on the wall of a local women's handicraft shop in Kathmandu)
I have had another very full week in Nepal meeting with staff from UN Women, members of Parliament, journalists and other women's representation experts. For the last three days I have been helping to lead an amazing gathering of democracy advocates from around the world who are all alums of the Community Solutions Program run by the US State Department. While I have really enjoyed everyone at the conference I have especially enjoyed getting to know women from Pakistan, Egypt, Uganda, Mongolia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Tanzania, and Nepal whose work for women's equality is courageous. I hope to find ways to continue to work with these incredible women in the months and years to come.
Here are a few photos:
Celebrating Holi with new colleagues
My super thoughtful husband Rob Richie has been tracking the news - as always - and sent along these stories from this week that seemed of particular interest to those on this list!
- a piece in The Hill outlines the case for a Biden-Abrams ticket
- an editorial in The New York Times discussing the leadership of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden
- a story in the Washington Post about the presidential runs of the 'B-Boys'
- a piece by Michelle Cottle of The New York Times editorial board about three outspoken freshman women members of the House
- a story from the BBC about a Danish member of parliament who was told her baby was 'unwelcome'
Next Friday I’ll be in Nashville for the Unrig the System Summit - hope to see some of you there!
CynthiaP.S. Don't forget to register for the Courage to Run 5k on April 13th in Washington, DC and dozens of other communities across the country. Prices go up on April1st so don't be a fool - register as soon as you can! RepresentWomen is proud to be a co-sponsor of this terrific event!