Monday, March 28, 2011

Sen. Snowe leads effort to support women's rights in Middle East

Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME-R) has introduced legislation in the Senate pressing world leaders in North African and the Middle East to honor the rights of women in their countries. In addition to Sen. Snowe, the other 16 women in the Senate have signed on and are supporting this historic legislation.

From the Office of Senator Snowe:
“Essential to the success and stability of any government is the equal voice and participation of women,” said Senator Snowe. “The spirit and devotion exemplified by women in North Africa and the Middle East – and the ongoing challenges they continue to face – is both an inspiration to us all and a reminder that discrimination and gender-based violence endures around the world. I honor their commitment to ensuring future generations enjoy the guaranteed equality and basic human rights for which they endeavor to this day and remain steadfast in my commitment to these universal liberties.”


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