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Global Diplomacy
Mrs. Laura Bush delivers remarks to the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council Thursday, January 17, 2008, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. During her remarks, Mrs. Bush said, "Council initiatives have educated women judges and lawyers about Afghanistan's new constitution. Women parliamentarians have come to the U.S. to meet with members of Congress. Hundreds of midwives are being trained to help reduce Afghanistan's high maternal mortality rate. Micro-credit loans have been extended to Afghan entrepreneurs. Afghan women manage community banks, and attend graduate-level business seminars in the United States."

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