Women's Campaign International works in emerging democracies and post conflict regions around the world and advances opportunities for women.
Earlier this week Cherie attended the Women's Campaign International 'All the Difference in the World' Gala in New York, as the keynote speaker and honouree.
Women's Campaign International works in emerging democracies and post conflict regions around the world and advances opportunities for women to actively participate in public advocacy, market and political processes. In providing the skills, knowledge and culturally sensitive support, they develop leaders who transform the lives of everyone they serve. Founded in 1998 by former Member of Congress, Marjorie Margolies, WCI has implemented programs in more than 40 countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Colombia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Palestine, Romania, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela and seventeen countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Cherie spoke about the similarities in the work of WCI and her own Foundation for Women, as well as the difficulties she faced as a woman trying to make it in the legal profession. She then went on to speak about worldwide inequality:
"It is simply vital we tap into it right across society. Helping women grow their own business is not just good ethics, it is also sound economics."