Statement from HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace on International Women’s Day

Today, ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs of Health and Human Services (HHS), Loyce Pace, released the following statement:

“Each March 8, International Women’s Day, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary women who are leading the way in this country and around the world.

“Women leading the way in business and government, in science and academia, in the arts and sports. The women who keep our homes, our communities and our countries strong. The women who have united us over the past two years – as teachers, health workers and caregivers.

“But on International Women’s Day, we also reflect on the gender inequalities that continue to plague our societies around the world. We are reminded that the barriers are especially steep for women of color and for those who have been historically excluded and marginalized in the United States and around the world. And it reminds us of the work we still have to do to build more equitable societies.

“At the Office of Global Affairs, we are committed to continuing this important work. As the diplomatic spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, we work alongside our partners around the world to break down these barriers and expand opportunities so that the solutions we build are solutions that work for everyone. world.

“On this International Women’s Day, let us recommit to working together to build a better future for women, for girls and for all of us.

“Happy International Women’s Day! »

Read the HHS Fact Sheet and Secretary Becerra’s Statement Celebrating Women’s History Month.

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