Today represents a huge step forward for women’s rights and power. While women in the U.S. have yet to break that highest glass ceiling, Kamala Harris’s inauguration as the first woman Vice President of the United States represents another barrier broken for women’s leadership.
Since our nation’s founding in 1776 when women’s rights were curtailed, we have come a long way towards gender equity. In celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris — also the first Black and Asian American VP — we acknowledge the journey it’s taken to get here.
On this long journey, we also honor all the women who ran for our nation’s highest offices and helped pave the way here.
Let our celebration fuel us: As we advance on one end of the fight, Women for Women International will also continue to fight for a world where every woman can be a leader. 2020 brought this great cause for celebration but has also threatened women’s rights all over the world with global crisis after global crisis.
We remain committed to fighting for:
Marginalized women’s leadership at international decision-making tables
Prioritizing an end to violence against women
Supporting women living at the intersection of conflict and violence, which continues to escalate
2020 showed us the power of women, for women. Let’s harness that momentum to keep moving forward for a better world for all of us.