Ambassador Kelly performs on-stage in support of the ‘16 Days Campaign’ against Gender-Based Violence (December 7)
Ambassador Kelly joined six other senior diplomats December 7 in a performance of the internationally acclaimed documentary play “Seven” to raise awareness of the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and Human Rights Day. The play tells the true story of seven women who bravely fought for the rights of women, children, and families around the globe. The play was initiated by The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the Women’s Fund in Georgia with support from the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Embassy. A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, the play is based on personal interviews with seven extraordinary women in the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network who triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia.