“Next steps in the drive for gender equality in crisis settings: How a feminist approach can help” - Speech by The Rt Hon David Miliband President and CEO, International Rescue Committee - Rescue
Washington D.C. , June 10, 2019 — I am enormously grateful to Madeleine Albright, Melanne Verveer and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security for their partnership in today’s event, and to you all for being here. Madeleine and Melanne have long been teachers of mine, and I am delighted to share some of the lessons they, and others, taught me.
I hope you will understand if I say the most important participants in today’s event live a long way from here. I am thinking of the women and girls in the forty fragile and conflict states where IRC works. They are the reason we are here today.