For the last five days Prince Harry has been in Nepal, almost a year after the earthquake which killed more than 8,000 people. His stay became more meaningful when he delivered a powerful speech about women’s rights as part of Nepal Girl Summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday. After expressing his gratitude to President Bhandari for her support in helping thousands of children receive education and healthcare in Southern Africa. The Duke of Cambridge spoke at length about his feelings on the struggles women face daily.
“While the unique challenges faced by girls are not a topic I have spoken much about in the past, I think it’s important to acknowledge something that has become obvious to me and is already known to everyone in the room: There are way too many obstacles between girls and the opportunities they deserve. Whether it’s a girl in Lesotho living with HIV or the talented young woman in Britain who doesn’t get taken seriously because of where she grew up; or the 14 year old girl forced out of school so she can get married here in Nepal; we need to acknowledge that too many countries and cultures are failing to protect the opportunities of young women and girls the way they protect boys.”
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