Events and Remarks
The Equal Futures Partnership celebrated its achievements to empower women on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Read the remarks here. - September 22, 2016
Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development, Open Forum side-event at CSW 60 - Watch the video - March 15, 2016
Commission on the Status of Women: Tackling Violence against Women as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development – CSW 60 - Learn More - March 15th, 2016
ADVISORY: White House to Host Inaugural North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women & Girls Meeting - Read the advisory press release here. - March 15, 2016
Step It Up - September 27, 2015
Remarks by Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Read the full remarks. - 2015
Gender balance in politics and decision-making remains a challenge — Lakshmi Puri - September 22, 2014
In 2014, the members of the Equal Futures Partnership (Equal Futures) agreed to work more systematically to fulfill one of the Partnership’s two strategic goals: sharing best practices in ways that can advance members’ efforts to achieve their domestic reform commitments. Participants in the September 19, 2014 technical level meeting in New York identified a specific way that this could be accomplished: “pair” Equal Futures member countries with similar domestic reform commitments. The United States piloted this “pairing program” with Mexico in 2015, as the two countries have similar domestic reform commitments aimed at creating financial security for survivors of gender-based and domestic violence.
Read a summary of the Equal Futures U.S.-Mexico pairing initiative. - September 19, 2014
U.S. and Mexico Hold Workshop on the Economic Empowerment of Girls and Women Read the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City's press release on this pairing initiative.