To those whom so much is given, so much is also expected. Women are mobilizing men to be partners because they are already doing things for themselves. Author Richard Dowis suggests "making an appeal." We expect change for women to be not just about the numbers – though we need them – but to permeate every aspect of life: at home, at work, at school, in the church and in public spheres. Many countries highlighted ending child and early marriages, and I was moved to hear how many countries committed themselves to ending female genital mutilation. Ms. Gertrude Mongella passionately called on our leaders to do all that needs to be done to give women peace and prosperity. Our discussions also reiterated that women are not victims; women are solution-makers. Adding closing remarks with the conclusion. We cannot waste any time before we start implementation. We definitely need to make sure that we shorten the road ahead, but we must not lose the substance. To the . We need not incremental change, but bold change, big change, and that is why we have got to act together, universally. It therefore becomes important for us to choose which battles we fight, especially those battles that we can fight together across the world. Closing Remarks. This year our closing remarks will be provided by Dr. Angela Scioscia, Chief Medical Officer, UC San Diego Health. In the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap report for 2015, it was argued that if we do not do things differently, if we do not take bolder steps in what we are doing, especially in politics and in the economy, it is going to take us 81 years to see parity in women’s participation in the economy, and more than 50 years to see parity in participation in politics. Please close your eyes and think back 100 years. Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 (As delivered.) We can clearly see common threads of concern among all those who spoke today, whether from developed countries, middle-income countries, or least developed countries. 27 January 2017. As we win a victory in one region, we must know that we have an obligation to fight for other women elsewhere. Women gaining the vote in every country is always an important moment. We can never again have a situation where we accept a democracy defined by a group of men making decisions for us. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2009. Date: Monday, October 26, 2015 [As delivered] And women who love the Lord serve valiantly in the Relief Society, Primary, Young Women, Sunday School, and other Church callings—all vital parts of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness. Dr. Scioscia, a professor in reproductive medicine, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and medical genetics. There are also others. Today we made sure that gender issues are part of the business of our leaders, of the heads of state and are fully mainstreamed. Leaders also committed to meet the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals and to “step it up for gender equality,” so that we have substantive equality by 2030. Our civil society leaders on the 24th also called for attention to the shrinking space for nongovernmental organizations, and they called for time-bound law reforms to end all forms of discrimination. We want to change the stereotypes amongst men as well, but we must also make sure that we liberate ourselves. Did they expect what you have achieved in this country and in this part of the world? Empowering women to accept that no one has a right to violate them is also important. What did those founding mothers and fathers expect today to look like? There are highlights in history that define the epoch of the women’s struggle. Thus, the year 2020 will be designated as a bicentennial year. Let us consider, 100 years later, what we have. Women of Excellence 2020 is an online conference held for women that is focused on the whole person - mind, body and soul. As CMO, she works to ensure that the highest safety and quality standards are being met, and that the entire staff works together to provide patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. The invention of the birth control pill was also very important, in giving women the right to decide when they have a child, and the intervals of the children, without the permission of a government or a man.