It’s tradition for the First lady to take on a worthy cause when she enters the white house. The former first lady Michelle Obama took on school lunches. Our new first lady, Melania Trump seems to be interested in a cause that is much different. Mrs. Trump made it clear on Wednesday that she wants to end violence and oppression against women.
Melania made remarks at the State Department’s International Women of Courage Awards that make use believe she wants to fight to help all woman who suffer injustice.
“Together, we must declare that the era of allowing the brutality against women and children is over while affirming that the time for empowering women around the world is now,” Mrs. Trump said. “Wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them. However, wherever women are empowered, towns and villages, schools and economies, are empowered and together, we are all made stronger with them.” she said. “We must continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, remembering that we are all members of one race — the human race.”
The first lady called on all women to look up to the twelve brave woman who were being honored that night. Melania encouraged woman to see as role models of fighting oppression all around the world.
“As you go forward, remember their journeys as you push ahead and strive to bring about a better community, a better country, and a better world in the ongoing fight for right over might,” she remarked, and continued, “We must continue once again to shine the light on the horrendous atrocities taking place in neighborhoods around the corner and around the globe where innocent families are crying out to live in safety. We must continue to fight injustice in all of its forms, whatever scale or shape it takes in our lives.”
Melania is a very private and personal person and doesn’t often make public remarks, so for her to stand up for such a worthy cause we can only assume she will make this her platform as the first lady.
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