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Conference explores paths to a more secure and peaceful future

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Truman Center, in partnership with the Greater Kansas City United Nations Association, recently hosted a discussion about the achievements and challenges in realizing the Third Millennium Development Goal of the UN: To promote gender equality and empower women, both in the United States and abroad.

Kristin Hetle, director of Strategic Partnerships-UN Women, along with representatives from various other Kansas City organizations discussed these challenges. Speakers included Cheryl Kohr, president, Zonta Club of Topeka; Nicky Stanke, president, American Association of University Women, Kansas City Chapter; Crystal Williams, president, Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus; CiCi Rojas, president and C.E.O., Central Exchange; Stacey Carrow and Yunetta Anggiamurni, United Nations Association (UNA) Women, Kansas City, and Hannah Britton, of the University of Kansas’ Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.

The discussion took place at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in celebration of the Mayor’s United Nations Day, on Oct. 23, 2013.


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