Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ...
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PAO Sanders lectures about advancements and challenges in diplomacy during Women’s Congress in Floripa 

On July 31, Public Affairs Officer Corina Sanders participated of the  13th Women’s Worlds (WW) Congress —an international and interdisciplinary meeting about women — which took place from July 30-August 4, 2017 in Florianópolis, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The overriding theme was “Transformations, Connections, and Movements”. The congress goal was to provide ...
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Consulate Celebrates International Women’s Month in Recife

The U.S. Consulate General in Recife promoted several events to celebrate the International Women’s Day throughout the month of March. It started with the launch of a public essay contest via local press and Social Media, inviting Pernambuco residents to submit creative essays on the topic, “What is an Empowered Woman?” . Almost 60 submissions from a ...
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 President Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.
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One in three: Why this statistic will haunt you and what you can do about it

At least one in three women and girls will be subject to violence or abuse during her lifetime. These grim statistics are why the United Nations, in partnership with the Rutgers University–based Center for Women’s Global Leadership, calls upon you to take part in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which began with the ...
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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

One woman in three has faced gender-based violence. It’s a global epidemic, but you can help stop it. For starters, help raise awareness during this year’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” (#16days) campaign. It starts November 25 and continues through December 10. You can also let others know that when women and girls ...
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FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education  “The single best indicator of whether a nation will succeed is how it treats its women.  When women have health care and women have education, families are stronger, communities are more ...
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Dr Ludy Green Meets Activist Maria da Penha in Fortaleza

Dr. Ludy Green conducted a five-day speaker program in Recife and Fortaleza, where the US Consulate General in Recife worked in partnership with state governments, universities and the judiciary to reach a diverse audience of policy-makers, governmental and non-governmental professionals, activists and students. Dr. Green spoke forcefully about breaking the destructive cycle of violence against ...
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Joint Statement on Supporting the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Through the Global Equality Fund

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States and Montenegro recognize that supporting and promoting the human rights of all persons is the responsibility of every government and that the human rights of LGBTI persons are not different or separate from the human rights of any other persons. Defending the human rights ...
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Statement by the President on International Women’s Day

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 08, 2016 Today, on International Women’s Day, we recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which every woman and girl enjoys the full range of rights and freedoms that is her birthright. Women and girls make extraordinary contributions every day across all fields of human endeavor, including in ...
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Ambassador Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil

On March 3, 2016, Ambassador Liliana Ayalde participated in the events surrounding the 2015 Sebrae Businesswomen Award ceremony to honor top Brazilian businesswomen.  In addition to attending the awards ceremony, the Ambassador participated in a roundtable discussion about the important role women entrepreneurs play in promoting prosperity through small business creation.
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