Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
February 25, 2011


The Department of State and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8 with a series of events that week.

On Monday, March 7, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks at the launch of the 100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges, spearheaded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, at the Department of State. This event will be open to credentialed members of the media. Contact sergentrt@state.gov for more information on this event.

On Tuesday, March 8, Secretary Clinton will host the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and other U.S. and foreign dignitaries will also participate. This event will be open to credentialed members of the media. Contact connnr@state.gov for more information on this event.

On Wednesday, March 9, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks at the launch of a new maternal and child health initiative between USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Governments of Norway, Grand Challenges Canada and the World Bank at the Ronald Reagan Building. USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Melinda Gates, and other representatives from the partner organizations will also participate. This event will be open to credentialed members of the media. Contact rcherlin@usaid.gov for more information on this event.

On Friday, March 11, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks to the 2011 Women of the World Summit, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. This event will be open to credentialed members of the media. Contact andrew.kirk@thedailybeast.com for more information on this event.

Further details about how to cover these events will be forthcoming in the Department of State’s public schedule.