#GAReads | Foreign ministers vow to champion women’s rights at first all-female summit

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Foreign ministers vow to champion women’s rights at first all-female summit”:

Female foreign ministers meeting in Canada for the first summit of its kind vowed on Saturday to bring a "women's perspective" to foreign policy.

The two-day meeting, which began Friday in Montreal and brought together more than half of the world's top women diplomats, focused on topics such as conflict prevention, democratic growth and eliminating gender-based violence.

"This meeting represented a historic occasion," said Canada's top diplomat Chrystia Freeland, who also took the opportunity to announce the creation of Canada's first ambassador for women, peace and security.

Read the full article at France 24 here…