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Secretary of State Hillary closes the truly wonderful 2012 Women in the World Summit. Visit our site for complete coverage.
(photo via @DontSpkWhinese)
What a finale!
Young female activist Crystal Ogar, in a panel with Chelsea Clinton about how young women are using the Internet to lobby for social change. Shout-out to Tumblr as host to young feminism on the Internet! (See: The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit)
Backstage at Women in the World, Afghan elder Bibi Hokmina asked U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to please stop the night raids in her country. U.S. and Afghan forces frequently drop from helicopters to search the homes of suspected Taliban fighters, a practice that’s tremendously unpopular in Afghanistan. Hokmina told Napolitano that the raids violate women and children, and Napolitano replied that she would take Hokmina’s message all the way to the top. Admiral William McRaven estimates 2,800 raids were carried out last year.
Diane Von Furstenberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Tina Brown kick off The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit @ Lincoln Center, with stories of girls around the world. #wiw12
First panel: forced marriage.
This was an amazing panel. We’ll have it up soon. But in the meantime you can watch on our Livestream, where Madeleine Albright and Charlie Rose will be talking about women and war.