A Proclamation on Worldwide Day Of The Woman, 2022

October 11, 2022

 Ten years in the past, on the primary Worldwide Day of the Woman, america joined nations around the globe to acknowledge the challenges that women face and decide to increasing alternative and equality for them in each a part of the globe.  At this time, on this tenth anniversary, we all know that when women are empowered to dream large and attain their full potential, the chances for our world are limitless.  From combating the local weather disaster and standing up for human rights to combating for equitable entry to training, well being care, and alternative, women are strengthening democracies, powering economies, and enriching communities in every single place.

     Regardless of their dynamic potential, we should additionally acknowledge on today that women proceed to face vital challenges in america and around the globe.  Starvation, homelessness, and lack of entry to satisfactory well being care and academic alternatives threaten their well being and wellbeing and create obstacles to their full and equal participation in society.  

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     Each at house and overseas, gender-based violence compromises their security — from youngster sexual abuse and exploitation to feminine genital chopping and youngster marriage.  The direct and oblique impacts of gender-based violence and the impact they’ve on women’ potential and alternative reinforce our dedication to constructing a world the place all folks can reside free from violence or intimidation.

     That’s the reason my Administration has prioritized unlocking doorways of alternative and delivering the total measure of fairness and dignity because of all women.  At house, we’re championing equitable entry to training, equal pay, and entry to jobs and job coaching in order that when women develop up, they will select their very own path and lead the workforce of the longer term.  We’re taking motion to increase women’ entry to well being care, which is crucial to supporting their success.  I’m dedicated to addressing gender-based violence wherever it happens — on-line, at school, at work, or at house — which is why I’m proud to have reauthorized and strengthened the Violence Towards Girls Act.  And by supporting LGBTQI+ rights throughout this Nation, I affirm that everybody deserves respect, safety, and belonging. 

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     My Administration’s dedication to empowering women extends past our borders.  The USA is supporting equitable entry to well being care by offering lifesaving HIV therapy to over 19 million folks worldwide.  We reached over two million adolescent women and younger ladies simply final 12 months.  We now have dedicated to enhancing entry to training and studying for 15 million women and younger ladies by 2025.  And we’re dedicated to ending the scourge of gender-based violence globally — notably in battle zones, in humanitarian and refugee contexts, and within the aftermath of pure disasters the place ladies and women face distinct vulnerabilities.  

     My Administration can also be investing in training and applications to advance financial safety for ladies and women globally, together with by pledging $50 million to the World Financial institution’s International Childcare Incentive Fund and calling on the Congress to supply $200 million for the Gender Fairness and Equality Motion Fund to assist ladies’s financial participation.  I’ll proceed to talk out for ladies and women across the globe, together with in Iran, the place courageous younger ladies are demonstrating to safe their primary rights, and I’ve known as on the Congress to double funding for applications that promote gender equality worldwide.

     When women break obstacles, they blaze trails for the generations that comply with.  Investing of their well being, security, training, and financial safety strikes us nearer to constructing extra simply, equitable societies and flourishing democracies.  It helps us develop leaders throughout sectors and permits us to create a robust workforce that is able to meet the challenges and alternatives forward.  Collectively, we will put together the subsequent dreamers and doers to form a brand new and higher future for us all.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of america of America, by advantage of the authority vested in me by the Structure and the legal guidelines of america, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2022, as Worldwide Day of the Woman.  I name upon the folks of america to look at today with applications, ceremonies, and actions that advance equality and alternative for women in every single place.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I’ve hereunto set my hand this
eleventh day of October, within the 12 months of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the 2 hundred and forty-seventh.

                               JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.