Obama a semnat azi un ordin de înfiinţare a unui Consiliu care să-l sfătuiască pe probleme de drepturi ale femeilor şi care să se asigure că agenţiile şi departamentele care colaborează cu Casa Albă promovează şanse egale ale femeilor cu bărbaţii.
"So now it's up to us to carry that work forward, to ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements — and that they have opportunities their mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers never dreamed of," Obama said.
He said he signed the order to honor all the women who came before him, such as his grandmother who was a bank vice president but was denied promotions because of her gender. He said the fight for gender equality is far from over.
Obama cited statistic to back up his case: Women earn just 78 cents for every dollar men make; 1 in 4 women still experiences domestic violence; women are 49 percent of the work force but only 3 percent of Fortune 500 chiefs.
Pe larg aici.