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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama At “The Young African Women Leaders Forum” In South Africa [VIDEO]

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama with Nelson Mandela‘s wife, Graca Machel

As y’all are aware by now, our very fab First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama is in the middle of a week-long tour of South Africa and Botswana, her second official solo visit abroad as First Lady.

First Lady, Michelle Obama in South Africa

Some key points from her speech:

I’m here because I believe that each of you is ready, right here and right now, to start meeting these challenges. True leadership often happens with the smallest acts, in the most unexpected places, by the most unlikely individuals.

You can be the generation that holds your leaders accountable for open, honest government at every level, government that stamps out corruption and protects the rights of every citizen to speak freely, to worship openly, to love whomever they choose.

You can be the generation to ensure that women are no longer second-class citizens, that girls take their rightful places in our schools. (Applause.)

You can be the generation that stands up and says that violence against women in any form, in any place — (applause) — including the home — especially the home — that isn’t just a women’s rights violation. It’s a human rights violation. And it has no place in any society.

You see, that is the history that your generation can make…

First Lady Michelle Obama‘s full Address to The Young African Women Leaders:


African Women Leaders Stand Up!


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