Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine Russell to visit Turkey, November 5-9

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 4, 2013

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell will travel to Gaziantep and Ankara, Turkey November 5-9.

Ambassador Russell begins her trip November 5 in Gaziantep, where she will meet with women and local officials. She will also meet with expatriate Syrian women, representatives from Syrian civil society and local government, and Syrian refugees to discuss issues facing women in Syria and within the Syrian refugee population. She will discuss Syrian women’s political participation in any future peace negotiations.

On November 7, Ambassador Russell travels to Ankara, where she will meet with Turkish women and youth to discuss efforts to advance women’s economic and political participation.

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PRN: 2013/1344