Michelle Obama Urges Young Africans to Embrace Women's Rights

Pamela Dockins – Voice of America – Thursday, 31 July 2014

Michelle Obama speaking
Michelle Obama: Young Africans Need to Embrace Women’s Rights. Image: Voice of America

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, in speaking at the Young Africans Leaders Initiative program Wednesday, urged attendees to advocate for women’s rights in their home countries. 

Participants, such as Ezenwa Okoro of Nigeria, said they liked what the first lady had to say.

“Every society is measured by the way they treat their women,” Okoro said. “And, I feel so inspired by that and this is a message that I am taking back home to my people because where we come from, women don’t get a lot of respect. They don’t get what they deserve” . . .

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