5 de novembro de 2015

Sheikha Moza, Michelle Obama urge collective effort to protect education

y Michael Mitchell Nov 05, 201 Financial Spots 

Sheikha Moza, Michelle Obama urge collective effort to protect educationBy Michael Mitchell Nov 05, 2015 000 United States First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest speaker at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, and spoke out today on the need for better education for girls all over the world. She called for an end to "outdated laws and traditions" preventing millions of girls around the world from completing their education. "However, we need to admit these investments are far from enough", she said insisting that if the world wanted girls in classrooms, then it should have honest conversations about how it viewed and treated women in the society. An estimated 62 million girls worldwide are not in school, according to the U.S. Agency for global Development. "Climate change, HIV, AIDS, and global health could be taken up" at Davos, she said, "but for a few reason, global education as a topic has been one that has not attracted the global attention and captured global leaders' imaginations until very recently, with a focus on girls and women". "And I think the phone rang three days later and they said "we need you to fly pretty much to Dubai". In each generation, courageous women and men fought to end gender discrimination in the workplace, to pass tougher laws against rape and domestic abuse, to ensure equal access to education for women. A section of the audience at the opening session of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) at the Qatar National Convention Centre yesterday. "But there are also those quiet moments when I'm sitting with a wounded warrior who's rebuilding his or her life, or with a military spouse whose husband or wife has been deployed half a dozen times, and I'm just awed by their courage", she said. "We can not address our girls' education crisis until we address the cultural norms and practices that devalue women's intelligence, that silence their voices, that limit their ambitions", she said. And I plan to keep talking about this issue here at home, because I believe that all of us-men and women, in every country on this planet-have a moral obligation to give all of these girls a future worthy of their promise and their dreams. QF was co-founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Qatar Foundation's Chairperson. She added "With this Prize, we know that we can continue to educate more and more Afghans, giving them hope and encourage them to go forward no matter what they are facing". The two will visit the Al Udeid air base near Doha where O'Brien will perform for the more than 11,000 US service members stationed there. Obama was accompanied by late-night talk show host Conan O' Brien as part of the morale-boosting visit to troops. Financial Spots http://financialspots.com/2015/11/05/sheikha-moza-michelle-obama-urge-collective-effort-to/

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