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Hillary Clinton on the U.S. National Action Plan

December 20, 2011

Hillary Clinton visited Georgetown University (her husband's Alma Mater) Monday to deliver a speech on the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, signed this morning by President Obama.
Hillary Clinton speaking on the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Hillary Clinton speaking on the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.
 
Every time she stood, spoke, or even looked out onto the crowd, she received a standing ovation or, at the very least, a roar of applause. Georgetown University's Dean of the School of Foreign Services Carol Lancaster, and President John. J. DeGioia introduced the Secretary of State and gave context to her visit. The purpose of her speech shed light on the gender differences and inequalities that women face all over the world. Her passion on this subject has long been known, and she couldn't have been more proud of the action plan that President Obama signed. She spoke of the atrocities women face all over the world, and touched on solutions that the plan would enforce.
Healy Hall at Georgetown University before Hillary Clinton came onstage. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Healy Hall at Georgetown University before Hillary Clinton came onstage.
 
Clinton also spoke about a woman she had recently come to deeply admire who was also in attendance, the President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga. Her strength and determination was something the Secretary of State noted, as Atifete Jahjaga is the youngest woman president in her country's history. After graduating from school she became a police officer determined to protect and bring peace to her people. After winning over the trust of the people both on and off the streets, she ran for office to bring about change. Her spirit and tenacity helped prove Clinton's point about how effective women can truly be.

In closing, Hillary Clinton said, "Women are not victims of war, but agents of peace."

For more information on the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security click here.


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Hillary Clinton delivers speech at Georgetown University

December 18, 2011

Hillary Clinton will deliver a major speech on women, peace and security at Georgetown University on Monday, December 19th. The speech, beginning at 2:30 pm, will highlight new efforts across the U.S. Government to support women's participation in peace and security. Her talk will also include plans to better protect women from conflict-related violence and promote women’s leadership.

Hillary Clinton will be speaking at Gaston Hall on the 3rd floor of Healy Hall, 3700 O Street NW.

The event will be webcast live at webcast.georgetown.edu


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Toys for Tots at Long & Foster's

December 1, 2011

Long & Foster’s Georgetown office is open for business as the collection site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots campaign. This year marks the real estate company’s 21st year involved in the organization, and they could not be more excited about their participation. “We at Long & Foster are part of the community in which we operated and we’re honored to have this opportunity to not only contribute to the Toys for Tots initiative, but to give our fellow community members a convenient location to make their donations,” says Stacy Berman, manager of the Georgetown office.

Once the new, unwrapped toys are collected, they are presented to the U.S. Marines who distributes them amongst churches and social welfare agencies to groups of underprivileged children. Toys for Tots hopes to surpass last year’s record of collecting 16.7 million toys in all 50 states, reaching 7.2 million disadvantaged children.

Between now and December 16, toys may be dropped off seven days a week between 10:00am-5:00pm at the Long & Foster’s Georgetown office at 1680 Wisconsin Avenue.

Visit Toys for Tots for more information on the Marine Corps campaign. 


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