The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said today that “women are champions in the fight against corruption”, which is equivalent to “strengthening democracy”, alerting to the current situation of women in Afghanistan.
Women are great champions fighting corruption wherever it may exist and fighting corruption is strengthening democracy”, considered in his speech, in which he sometimes addressed the Prime Minister, António Costa, and the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, who spoke minutes earlier.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi was speaking at the plenary meeting of the 67th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which takes place in Lisbon, after having received the “Women for Peace and Security Award” [Prémio Mulheres para a Paz e Segurança], awarded for the first time by this House.
Nancy Pelosi considered that “NATO is not just a security alliance, it is an alliance of values and there is a cohesion built around values”, warning autocratic regimes that challenge democracy “in so many places, as well as corruption” that often accompanies these regimens.
A world of peace is strengthened not only by security, but it’s also about values and governance and that’s so important.”, creased.
The president of the House of Representatives of the United States of America also referred to the situation in Afghanistan, specifically that of women – in which the Taliban regime recently took power with the departure of allied forces.
“We can never forget them and I want to salute NATO, because it was fundamental to an entire generation, for 20 years, of women and girls who received an education that they would never have received without the presence of NATO and allies in Afghanistan. We can’t let that slip away, we have to keep our focus there and keep our hearts close to them,” he stressed.
“It’s not just about women, it’s about what it means to Afghanistan. It’s not just about what it means for Afghanistan, it’s what it means about security in the world,” he stressed.