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Michelle Obama Urges Young Africans to Embrace Women’s Rights

Pamela Dockins | VOICE OF AMERICA   in 
August 2, 2014

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, in speaking at the Young Africans Leaders Initiative program Wednesday, urged attendees to advocate for women’s rights in their home countries.

Obama told the gathering that the issue of women’s rights involves men as well.

“So to all the men, my brothers here today, I have a simple message. We need you to shake things up,” Obama said.

She said women will play a crucial role in Africa’s economic future.

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