Christy Turlington Burns Talks Women's Empowerment with Feed the Future

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What does it mean to you to be here today and to be experiencing the Commission on the
Status of Women and what are you learning? What are your thoughts on the event?
Well, this is a really important event for a maternal health advocate like myself. To
be able to participate at a meeting of this high level with such leaders in the global
community who are really fighting every day for gender equality and for girls and women
to be part of that discourse globally is such an important thing so I'm honored to be here.
Where do you hope we'll see this platform in the next 10, 15, 20 years?
Well it's been really exciting to see just in the last 5 years or so how girls and women
becoming more and more a part of the agenda every year at both the UN General Assembly
as well as this meeting the Commission. You know for me as a fairly new person in this
community it's exciting to see it's gaining momentum and that everyone is starting to
come around the table to recognize the important value of something that as a girl,as a woman,
I've always recognized. But it's important that we all have dialogue around these issues
and how to make more equality around something that should be recognized.