Geeta Gupta:Promoting Global Women’s Rights


Geeta Rao Gupta, an Indian American, has been confirmed as the Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues in the State Department by the US Senate. The department expressed its anticipation of her efforts in promoting women and girls’ rights through US foreign policy via a tweet.

Gupta’s confirmation took place earlier this week with a vote of 51 to 47.During her confirmation hearing last year, Gupta highlighted the various inequities and indignities that women endure worldwide, hindering their full participation in the economy. She emphasized the threats to women’s safety and their daily fear of violence, which severely impacts their mobility. Gupta further pointed out the vulnerability of women in situations of conflict, emergencies, and humanitarian crises, emphasizing the risks they face in terms of safety and their ability to provide for their families.As the Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, Gupta is expected to tackle these challenges head-on.

Her role will involve advocating for the rights of women and girls, addressing gender disparities, and promoting gender equality through the implementation of effective foreign policies.Gupta’s confirmation is a significant milestone, as it highlights the United States’ commitment to prioritizing women’s issues on a global scale. With her extensive experience and dedication, she is poised to make a substantial impact in improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.


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