Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, from domestic and sexual violence to forced marriage and so-called honor ...
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Foreign Missions in Delhi Celebrate Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for All Human Beings

Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT day), we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to promoting the ...
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Press Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Washington, DC On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence. Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests ...
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Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation…

Full Title: Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity This June, we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to promote the universality of human rights and to ensure that everyone, regardless of ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month Statement by Secretary Tillerson

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence ...
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U.S.-Supported Conclave Discusses Women’s Safety and Empowerment

Ministers and representatives from 12 Indian states met in New Delhi today to discuss strategies to leverage partnerships with the private sector, international organizations, and civil society to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the United States and India. The one-day conclave was hosted by the Delhi Commission for Women and NGO Shakti Vahini ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma “The Female Journalist in India” at Daniel Pearl Day

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the American Center.  I am delighted you could all join us for our second annual Daniel Pearl Day event, hosted with our partners at the Embassy of Israel.  It’s always an honor to see my good friend, Ambassador Daniel Carmon, who has done a wonderful job ...
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Foreign Missions in India to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

To commemorate the International Day of the Girl on October 11, over 20 diplomatic missions in New Delhi have come together to organise a range of activities highlighting the importance of the rights of women and girls around the globe. Girls face discrimination and unique obstacles in many parts of the world simply because of ...
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Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

This June, we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) citizens. At home, and increasingly abroad, many countries support, organize, or participate in events to celebrate the diversity of their citizens, to reduce discrimination and misinformation about the LGBTI ...
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