Democracy Depends on Women’s Empowerment, Kamala Harris Says in Her UN Debut

The first female US Vice President made her first appearance at the United Nations, during the Commission on the Status of Women.

by Barbara Crossette. Read more on PassBlue.

Vice President Kamala Harris, Feb. 17, 2021, in the White House. LAWRENCE JACKSON/WHITE HOUSE
Vice President Kamala Harris, Feb. 17, 2021, in the White House. LAWRENCE JACKSON/WHITE HOUSE
Vice President Kamala Harris, Feb. 17, 2021, in the White House. In her first speech at the United Nations, on March 16, during the annual women’s conference, held virtually for the most part, she warned that democracy was imperiled everywhere and that strengthening it “depends fundamentally on the empowerment of women.” LAWRENCE JACKSON/WHITE HOUSE

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