U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and many famous women like Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie have agreed to host the Women’s Day Conference which will be held on Thursday, in New York. The event marks the third annual Women in the World Summit and will benefit from the participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee.
Many female advocates, leaders and activists will take part at the summit where they will discuss the efforts that women have made throughout history to oppose wars, violence, slavery and exploitation. The organizers of the event have chosen four of the most influential women of the moment to host the conference, that is, Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee.
Newsweek has published the list of subjects that will be tackled during the meeting. Chaz Akoshile, co-leader of Forced Marriage Unit UK will tell the story of a woman from Islamabad who was rescued from marrying a man that she didn’t love. Several other women will speak about the negative experiences they have gone through in their native countries. Sandra Uwiringiyimana, for instance, is a Rwanda genocide survivor and spokeswoman for the Foundation of Hope Ministries who was invited to tell her story to the audience of the conference.
One of the most discussed issues at the summit will be, according to the programme of the event, the role that women have in “cracking the code” for job growth. This debate will be moderated by Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. As a matter of fact, the sale of artisan-made bags produced by women working at the Feed Project have provided over 65 million school meals for children in poor areas around the world.
Two of the most appreciated Hollywood actresses will take part at the Women in the World Summit. Angelina Jolie, as a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations, will speak about women’s condition in conflict areas, whereas Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep will give her tribute before Hillary Clinton closes the event.