Michelle Obama launches female empowerment campaign with Amal Clooney, Melinda Gates




Obama, Gates and Clooney will collaborate through their respective organizations to increase opportunities for young girls.

Former first lady Michelle Obama has launched the “Get Her There” campaign with two prominent stakeholders to empower and educate adolescent girls.

The campaign is a collaboration of Obama’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clooney Foundation for Justice. On Tuesday, Obama joined Melinda French Gates and Amal Clooney in New York City to launch the campaign.

The goal of “Get Her There,” according to Obama.org, is to help adolescent girls around the world “achieve their full potential and transform their families, communities, and countries.”

Through the Girls Opportunity Alliance — an Obama Foundation program — more than 4,000 leaders and community-based organizations are working to support adolescent girls worldwide, according to Obama.org.