Office of the Spokesperson
September 15, 2016
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell is on travel to Riyadh from September 17–18.
She will meet with a range of business leaders, gender equality advocates, lawyers, and government officials, to discuss women’s economic and political participation, as well as gender-based violence. The visit will explore how women increasingly play critical roles in the country’s economy, governance, health sector, and academic life.
For more information on this trip, follow @AmbCathyRussell on Twitter. For more information on the State Department’s work on global women’s issues, visit www.state.gov/s/gwi/.