S., Obama emphasized how much harder it was for the 62 million girls worldwide who don’t even have access to primary school.
After outlining the work that she and the president are undertaking through the “Let Girls Learn” initiative, Obama insisted that “we can never give up, we can’t afford to,” even if the work of equal opportunity and universal access to education takes generations.
As a South Africa native and founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, the Oscar-winning actress stressed that this project is very personal; in South Africa, girls are eight times more likely to become infected than boys.
She maintained that “education is a social vaccine against HIV.” In a plea for go-girl empowerment, the actress bemoaned the fact that, even in the U.
Then, because education rocks and so does breakout Oslo duo Nico & Vinz, the two pop heartthrobs performed their hit single “Am I Wrong,” which they dedicated to all the “beautiful, strong, independent women” in the packed venue.
Every girl in the audience quickly proceeded to lose her shit.
After insisting that women “run the show” and that “smart is sexy and beautiful and badass,” Bush ceded the mic to Glamour Editor-in-Chief and panel moderator Cindi Leive.