Here is a briefing on the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards.
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Henriette Ekwe Ebongo, Maria Bashir
March 8, 2011
Hillary Clinton named Melanne Verveer (pictured) as our Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues.
This is a new position, and hopefully Melanne will have the resources and support she needs to carry out her duties and represent our nation to the world on behalf of women and girls.
President Obama recently announced the creation of a new position, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, at the State Department. Melanne Verveer, a widely respected women’s advocate and former top aide to then first lady Hillary Clinton, will fill that role.