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"All girls need is a chance" - Michelle Obama on eradicating child marriages

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, global philanthropist Melinda French Gates and leading human rights lawyer Amal Clooney gathered in Cape Town on Thursday to discuss eradicating child marriage and empowering girls across the world. They were joined by activist and former South African First Lady Graça Machel, who emphasised that every girl should have the right to make decisions about ‘her body, her life, her future’.

“I see girls all over the world who are looking for just a chance to be seen… The answers to everything we’re looking for are in these girls… They are smart, they are ambitious, they know what they want. And all they need is a chance.”

These were the words of Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States (US) and founder of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, at a discussion on eradicating child marriage and empowering adolescent girls, held in Cape Town on Thursday. Link to full article:

Source: Daily Maverick


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