The program was in two parts. There were remarks by the three principals followed by a discussion led by former Ambassador for Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer wherein questions were addressed to Hillary and Mrs. Bush.
The main theme of the event was twofold: progress made over the past 10 years in including women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society and maintaining that forward motion after American and international troops pull out and leave Afghanistan to its own resources. Afghan women were assured by all speakers at this event that neither the United States nor the international community will abandon them and their aspirations.
Here is a real treat! Hillary tweeted, not once, but twice from this event. Obviously she thoroughly enjoyed participating in an initiative so close to her heart.
#SecState Kerry spoke, I sat down for Q&A with @laurawbush, my fellow #AfghanWomen Council co-chair. pic.twitter.com/kGbtECg2MN