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Crown Princess Mary Attends Jaha’s Promise Documentary Premiere

  March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess this afternoon attended the world premiere of the documentary Jaha’s Promise at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen. The documentary follows the story of Gambian-born Jaha Dukureh, who went through female circumcision as a newborn and was married off at the age of 15. Ms Dukureh has used her experience to found an anti-female genital mutilation non-profit organisation. Her activism has seen Gambia ban FGM. Princess Mary – who keep her … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel Speaks At ‘She Decides’ Conference in Brussels

  March 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, a staunch advocate for the rights of young girls, has today spoken at the ‘She Decides’ conference in Brussels that is being held to have politicians and world leaders place the “rights of women and girls on the top of the international agenda” in the coming years. She said that it was imperative to “ensure that girls can make informed decisions anywhere in the world about their … Continue reading

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Spain’s Queen Attends ‘Women and Disability’ Conference

  March 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

At the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Conference Centre in Ávila on Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain spoke at the ‘Women and Disability: We Crossed Borders’ conference on its final day. She said that it was of great importance that “no disabled women should be marginalized, harassed, mistreated or discriminated against.” The purpose of the two-day conference is to discuss “strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Charles and Camilla in Bahrain

  November 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

The final stop of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Middle East tour is Bahrain, and the couple’s day today was jam-packed with engagements. Joint engagements made up the morning schedule, with Charles and Camilla visiting the Old Post Office Museum, the Manama Old Souq and the 200-year-old Krishna Temple, events designed to inform them about the country’s history. At the temple, the royal couple were welcomed with traditional … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Michelle Obama Promote ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

  June 30, 2016 at 6:43 am by

After Liberia and Morocco, US First Lady Michelle Obama moved on to Spain today, where she and Queen Letizia attended a presentation on the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative Mrs Obama has put together to help girls worldwide receive the education they deserve. The two women both spoke at the presentation, with Queen Letizia saying that it is “clear that the education of girls transforms, protects, is productive and is inextricably … Continue reading

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Welcome to Morocco! Lalla Salma Greets Michelle Obama at Airport

  June 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma was on hand this evening to welcome US First Lady Michelle Obama to Morocco during her visit to several countries promoting education for girls. Wearing a lovely orange shirt dress, the wife of King Mohammed VI smiled broadly as she waited for Mrs Obama at Menara Airport in Marrakech. Mrs Obama is being accompanied on the trip – which first stopped in Liberia and will continue in Spain … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Makes Postponed Visit to Burkina Faso

  April 29, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks Women’s Rights with Berlingske

  March 27, 2016 at 8:31 am by

“It is deeply unfair that one’s gender as a woman must mean that you get a worse life than men. Violence against women is today perhaps the greatest crime against human rights…it it happens in all walks of life in all countries.” – Crown Princess Mary A lengthy interview with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been published this weekend in Berlingske on the topic of women’s rights and her association with three organisations on … Continue reading

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Zdravo! Charles and Camilla in Serbia

  March 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

Following their two days in Croatia, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have now spent two days in neighbouring Serbia. The couple were officially welcomed in Belgrade on Wednesday by President Tomislav Nikolic before setting off for a memorial ceremony at the Belgrade New Cemetery, where the Prince laid a wreath in honour of all the soldiers who died in Belgrade during World War Two. It was then over to the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary: “Equality is the Single Most Important Thing”

  March 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess tonight delivered a lengthy speech while attending an event with the the Danish Centre for Gender, Equality and Diversity at Vega in Copenhagen, fittingly on International Women’s Day. She began by making comparisons about what International Women’s Day means to women in different countries around the world: in countries like Denmark, women use it to celebrate what has been achieved to bring equality between genders, while in countries … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Lends A Hand To Help World’s Vulnerable Women

  March 2, 2016 at 7:41 am by

Denmark’s Princess Marie on Monday gave her time at a charity drive in Copenhagen, as part of her work with DanChurchAid, whose annual national fundraiser is coming up on March 13. She helped sell cups of pumpkin soup at the market Torvehallerne to raise money for the theme of this year’s fundraiser, “Share your time with the poorest women in the world.” The soup had previously been made by immigrant women at … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Speaks At The Global Women’s Forum In Dubai

  February 23, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan delivered the opening speech at the Global Women’s Forum opening ceremony which took place in Dubai on Tuesday. During her address to the Forum’s audience, The Queen urged the leaders to break inherited molds that have been imposed on women and pursue innovation in improving their standing. She added “When a woman succeeds, she reaches out to those around her and pulls them up with … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Ethiopia: Days Three and Four

  November 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Ethiopia on Wednesday November 11. On her third day of the visit the Queen went to Kersa, a district in the East of the Oromia Region.  Along with local authorities and UNICEF volunteers, Queen Mathilde visited the Nagaya Omer Kule Health Post, a medical center. The Queen was informed about the projects held by UNICEF in the fields of health, care, nutrition. … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks at Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 5, 2015 at 11:29 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess spent her second day at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Netherlands today. Wearing  a plain grey shift dress, Crown Princess Mary delivered one of the day’s keynote speeches, in which she spoke about how gender equality impacts on domestic violence, and how the past decade has seen a huge increase in awareness of domestic violence globally. “Violence against women and girls has increasingly been recognized … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Princess Mary Attend Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague. The Dutch Queen, in her first public engagement since the kidney infection which forced her to miss most of the state visit to China, delivered a speech at the conference, the third to be hosted by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to help create dialogue about ways to eliminate violence against … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in Copenhagen

  September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading

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Danes At Concert Marking 100th Anniversary of 1915 Constitution

  June 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm by

Members of the Danish Royal Family were tonight present at a concert hosted by Danmarks Radio to celebrate the centenary of the 1915 Constitution. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte attended the event at the Tivoli Hotel and Convention Centre, alongside Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. View image | gettyimages.com Tomorrow, the royal family will attend several other events to mark the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Presents “Woman Awards” in Madrid

  April 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm by

The Queen of Spain this evening presented the first ‘Woman Awards’ arranged by the media company Grupo Zeta in connection with their Woman Madame Figaro magazine at the Casino de Madrid. Wearing a strapless black cocktail dress with embroidery and crystals by Felipe Varela (and debuting a new, chic bob haircut!), Queen Letizia presented the award to three women: conductor Inma Shara, the director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at … Continue reading

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