Vice Consul, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Claire Ruffing has said that women have the ability to impact the world in big ways and that is why his country has dedicated so much time and energy to empowering girls and countering gender-based violence.
Ruffing who disclosed this at the 2015 Women In International( WAI),Nigeria Chapter annual conference held in Lagos recently added that most of the world’s development challenges is hinge on investing in and including girls and women.
She told the over 200 hundred women at the conference which includes pilots, engineers, airport managers and other aviation professionals that this would happen only if women raise their collective voices, especially as women, loudly enough.
Women, he said have a responsibility to each other and to their families, communities and societies to support one another as they try to make the world a better place. She posited that armed with facts and with a sense of solidarity, women make some of the most important contributions to societies generally and particularly in developing countries.