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President Obama on the Equal Futures Partnership App Challenge 4/23/13

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    President Obama issued a challenge before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2011 to break down barriers to wome

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    published on 4/23/13

    President Obama issued a challenge before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2011 to break down barriers to women's political and economic empowerment.In response to this challenge, on September 24, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the Equal Futures Partnership on behalf of the United States along with 12 other founding members (Australia, Benin, Bangladesh, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Jordan, the Netherlands, Peru, Senegal, and Tunisia; as well as the European Union).

    Multilateral stakeholders including UN Women and the World Bank, and leading businesses and non-profit institutions also pledged support for the partnership.

    The goal of the Equal Futures Partnership is for women to participate fully in public life and to lead and benefit from inclusive economic growth.

    Part of the partnership call to action was an app challenge to create apps that encourage political empowerment in girls.

    Learn more at www.whitehouse.gov/equalfuturesapp

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