First Ambassador for Women and Girls – Penny Williams

“The Office of the Ambassador for Women and Girls was established in September 2011 to  engage in international advocacy in support of Australian Government policies and programs to:

  • empower women and girls socially, politically and economically
  • eradicate violence against women and girls
  • eliminate discrimination against women and girls
  • ensure better educational and health (including sexual and maternal health) opportunities and outcomes for women and girls
  • eradicate trafficking in women and girls
  • protect women and girls in conflict and promote the role of women in peace-building, and
  • enhance the participation of women in decision-making and leadership.”
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