Secretary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Amorim Announce Increased Cooperation for Advancement of Women

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 3, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim today signed a “Memorandum of Understanding for the Advancement of Women” that will strengthen bilateral cooperation between the United States and Brazil as we work to promote the full participation of women in society.

The Memorandum of Understanding will promote increased cooperation in areas including eliminating violence against women, combating trafficking of women and children, promoting the participation of women in decision-making processes, and promoting equality in the workplace, economic opportunity, and improved livelihoods for women. Programs may include joint training sessions and seminars, campaigns to raise awareness, exchange programs, partnerships with the private sector, and cooperation programs with third countries.

PRN: 2010/T23-7