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“Too of­ten, lead­ers have used women to ad­vance their own power. We must use our power to ad­vance women.”

Ban Ki-moon, UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral, in open­ing ses­sion of the 2015 Com­mis­sion on the Sta­tus of Women

“To­day, I once again as­sure the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity that Kenya’s re­solve to pre­serve hu­man­ity’s shared her­itage in wildlife, our com­mit­ment to save our great species, es­pe­cially the ele­phant and the rhino, re­mains as strong as ever.”

Uhuru Keny­atta, Pres­i­dent of Kenya, speak­ing on wildlife crime

“Mar­riage is of­ten the end for girls like me. But if our lead­ers in­vest in us and give us the chance to be ed­u­cated, we will be­come women who cre­ate a bet­ter so­ci­ety for ev­ery­one.”

Mem­ory Banda, 18-year-old Malaw­ian, on child mar­riage

Photo: Let Girls Lead

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