Last Thursday night, Cathy Russell was confirmed for ambassador at large for global women's issues at the Department of State. "Cathy Russell is a proven champion for women and girls globally," United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin said in a statement issued Friday. "From her work on the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 to her leadership role last year on the United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally, Cathy has more than 25 years of experience working to eradicate violence, promote gender equality, and advance the health and welfare of women around the world." Read more.
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