Hillary Clinton Turns Heads After Recent Public Appearance

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the establishment of the Global Climate Resilience Fund on Monday.

Hundreds of SEWA women from around India gathered at the salt pans in Kuda village in Dhrangadhra, Gujarat, to celebrate the fund, which aims to allocate $50 million to combat adverse weather conditions and guarantee the livelihoods of women workers.

However, video from the event sparked internet discussion regarding Clinton’s presence, with Twitter user Collin Rugg playfully asking, “Is that George Soros?”

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SEWA will launch the Global Climate Resilience Fund, which will assist self-employed women around the world who are facing comparable issues as a result of extreme weather conditions.

Clinton said:

So today, I am proud to announce the Clinton Global Initiative, started by my husband (former US President Bill Clinton) who worked closely with SEWA and with our partners to launch a $50 million Global Climate Resilience Fund for women. This fund will empower women and their communities to have access to resources that will make you more resilient to the effects of climate change like extreme heat. It will also help provide new livelihood and educational opportunities and provide the kind of transition we see here. You are using solar panels to improve the work in the salt pan and take solar panels home for electricity in villages and even to grid.

She went on to say that the fund will enable women and their communities to gain access to resources that will make them more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as high heat, as well as providing new livelihood and educational opportunities.

Clinton and her team visited a salt pan in Kuda village in Dhrangadhra, where SEWA director Reema Nanavati explained that the team will first address the issue of heat by implementing initiatives to improve the working conditions and overall livelihoods of the community.

Kathy Boffman McCloud, Senior Vice President at The Atlantic and Director of the Arsht-Rockefeller Resilience Center, said that insurance coverage for SEWA women will be provided without any premium payments.

This insurance would compensate SEWA members for income losses caused by extreme weather conditions such as high heat.




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