In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

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Ivan Gutterman – Washington Post – Monday, 09 September 2013 (originally published  05 Sept)

MOSCOW — A group of young women want to send a message to the mostly male leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting in St. Petersburg this week: Don’t forget us.

Over the summer, young women from the G-20 countries, plus one each from the European Union and African Union, met in Moscow for a gathering sponsored by G(irls)20 Summit, a Canadian-based organization that has been holding similar meetings every year since 2010.

The summit’s necessity is obvious to the delegates, who know the problems in their own countries and learn about the challenges women in other countries face every day . . .

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