Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Burma

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 11, 2015


Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell will travel to Burma, May 11–19, 2015.

During her visit, Ambassador Russell will meet with members of civil society, business owners and entrepreneurs, journalists, religious leaders, young people, women in technology, and internally displaced people.  She will also meet with members of the Burmese government. Ambassador Russell’s discussions will focus on gender-based violence, women’s economic opportunities, and the critical role for women in peace and security efforts and the upcoming election.

Follow Ambassador Russell on Twitter: @AmbCathyRussell.  

For more information on the State Department’s work on global women’s issues, visit 2009-2017.state.gov/s/gwi.