My Commitment, Her Empowerment, Our Shared Progress

By Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development

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Oct 17, 2016 · 4 min read
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Ambassador Al Lenhardt and his wife, center, and their three daughters.

Our most sacred job is to continually impress upon our daughters the idea that they can, and should, will their vision into something real.

Fathers play an important role in empowering women and girls. / Karen Kasmauski, MCSP

It is indeed no secret that when women and girls are empowered, their families succeed; when their families succeed, communities thrive; when communities thrive, countries prosper; and when countries prosper, the world is better off.


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