By Tony Winterburn • 15 July 2020 • 9:21
Mehan Markle tells young woman to "Chase your convictions" at a keynote speech. image- The Sussexes: Instagram
Meghan Markle spoke out about the fight against gender and race inequality while addressing young women around the world at a digital global leadership summit on Tuesday.
THE Duchess quoted the Dalai Lama while urging participants to focus on ‘compassion’ instead of ‘anger,’ she joined the event, organised by UN initiative Girl Up, to give a passionate speech about racial and gender injustices the world over – insisting that young women are the key to global change if they are willing to put aside negativity and focus on ‘building each other up.’
Meghan addressed a number of social issues, including gender inequality and racial injustice, as well as gun violence and mental health awareness. Other speakers have included Hillary Clinton, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and Meghan’s close friend Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
“Those in the halls and corridors in places of power, from lawmakers to world leaders to executives, all of those people, they depend on you more than you will ever depend on them. They know this,” Meghan said.
“Many of them, at their worst, they don’t listen until they have to,” she continued. “The status quo is easy to excuse and hard to break.”
The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently living in Tyler Perry’s $18 million Los Angeles home with her husband Prince Harry and their baby son Archie, noted that powerful organisations, including government, “pull tightest right before snapping” and she urged the young summit participants to “keep challenging” global leaders.
“Make them uncomfortable,” she insisted. The CLA was more supportive of The Duchess…
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