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In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s economic and political participation, former U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett launched Equal Futures during the 2012 UN General Assembly.   In three short years, a partnership that began with 11 governments has more than doubled to include 28 countries and the European Union, along with private sector, non-profit, and multilateral partners.