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Meghan Markle urges women to fight inequality with “compassion”


Meghan Markle spoke at a digital global leadership summit on the fight against gender inequality while addressing young women around the world. She quoted the Dalai Lama and asked the participants to focus on “compassion” instead of “anger”.

The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex attended the event organized by the UN Girl Up initiative to deliver a passionate speech about racial and gender injustices around the world. She insisted that young women are the key to global change when they are ready to do so aside negativity and focus on building one another.

Meghan stood in front of a simple wall and wore a bright blue dress. She told attendees that they need to challenge world leaders and leaders to address key issues such as racial injustice and gender inequality, as well as gun violence, mental health awareness, and reform of the criminal justice system.

Motivation: Meghan Markle urged young women around the world to fight race and gender inequality with "compassion" while speaking at the Girl Up Leadership Summit on Tuesday

Exciting: The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex was announced last week as the keynote speaker at the online event

Exciting: The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex was announced last week as the keynote speaker at the online event

“The people in the halls and corridors and in the places of power – from legislators to world leaders to leaders – all of these people are more dependent on you than you will ever be dependent on them. And here's the thing: you know that, "said Meghan.

"In the worst case, many of them only listen when they have to," she continued. "The status quo is easy to excuse and difficult to break."

The Duchess of Sussex, who currently lives in Tyler Perry's $ 18 million Los Angeles home with her husband Prince Harry and young son Archie, noted that powerful organizations, including the government, are "closest to snapping shortly “And urged the young participants in the summit to" continue to challenge "global leaders.

"I tell you, continue to challenge, keep pushing, make it a little uncomfortable. Because only in this discomfort can we actually create the conditions to redefine our standards, our guidelines and our leadership, ”she emphasized.

However, the former Suits star also noted that any struggle for change or social justice should be conducted with "compassion," and insisted that "compassion does not mean you shouldn't feel anger or outrage" – but that you " expand ”. these emotions into something positive.

Meghan quoted the Dalai Lama and continued: "Compassion does not mean that we should not feel anger and indignation when we see obvious injustice everywhere – of course we should." But I ask you to broaden this feeling. The Dalai Lama famously said, "Compassion is the radicalism of our time."

"Compassion means seeing the pain and suffering of others and knowing that it is our duty to try to alleviate it."

The Duchess also addressed the "power" of social media, noting that it has the potential to both "support" and "interfere" with the struggle for justice.

"Our online role has the power to both confirm, support, and harm," she said.

Meghan talked about dealing with negativity in all forms and shared her advice on how to deal with it personally and online and told the summit participants that they need to learn Drown out the "noise" of negative voices and prioritize positivity.

Pros: Meghan is now more than used to talking about meeting software after dialing into several events recently, including an address to her former high school last month

Pros: Meghan is now more than used to talking about meeting software after dialing into several events recently, including an address to her former high school last month

Collaboration: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in a video call earlier this month with young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust

Collaboration: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in a video call earlier this month with young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust

"We shouldn't destroy each other," she said. & # 39; Build each other, support each other.

“There will always be negative voices, and sometimes these voices seem to be oversized, and sometimes they can seem painfully loud. You can and will use your own voices to drown out the noise. Because that's it – just noise.

"But your voices are the truth. And hope. And your voices can and should be much louder. & # 39;

Meghan then vowed to keep cheering on all the young women who are fighting for social change while offering the support of Prince Harry and her son Archie.

"I'll cheer you on, my husband too, Archie," she concluded.

Under the slogan "Unite girls to change the world", Girl Up announced that the king should appear at his virtual Global Leadership Summit 2020 last week and share the news on his social media platforms.

Meghan was the keynote speaker at the online event, which started on July 13 and is expected to continue until July 15.

It is the latest in a series of public steps Prince Harry and Meghan have taken to shift the focus of their royal work towards racial equality and social justice.

The post announcing the appearance of the Duchess of Sussex read: “The present is female! But don't take our word for it. ⁠

"Hear from our keynote speaker Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, as she takes the stage at our 2020 Leadership Summit, which takes place practically from July 13th to 15th!"

The campaign group said this year's summit promised to be "unforgettable with interactive virtual workshops, panels with global leaders, and more".

The Girl Up Global Leadership Summit is part of an initiative launched by the United Nations to ensure equal opportunities for disadvantaged young girls in developing countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Guatemala and India.

Cheerleader: Meghan told the Girl Up Summit attendees that she would "cheer" on them with Prince Harry and their son Archie

Cheerleader: Meghan told the Girl Up Summit attendees that she would "cheer" on them with Prince Harry and their son Archie

The leadership summit was originally scheduled to take place in Washington, DC, but has been switched to an online format due to security concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Numerous well-known corporate sponsors are represented at the summit, including P&G, while the organization itself has worked with companies such as Google, BNY Mellon, H&M, Intel and Penguin.

A spokeswoman for Girl Up told DailyMail.com that the speakers are not paid for their time and that everyone volunteers to attend the summit.

However, experts have previously announced that both Meghan and Prince Harry could make millions from public lectures in the future – an agency estimates that the couple could raise up to $ 500,000 each with a single appearance.

In February, a PR expert told DailyMail.com that the couple may have earned up to $ 1 million to speak at a high-profile JP Morgan summit in Miami, and insisted that the couple be the "highest paid speakers." "will exist on the corporate market".

"I wouldn't be shocked if they made more than $ 1 million," said Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations, about their engagement with JP Morgan.

"Your earning power could be unlimited over the course of the year."

In the meantime, GDA spokesmen, whose clients include Nicole Kidman and Diane Keaton, told TMZ that the Duke and Duchess are likely to charge much higher fees than normal celebrities even without their HRH titles.

The majority of the well-known celebrities earn between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000 for a lecture engagement. However, the agency estimates that thanks to their impressive global position, Harry and Meghan could each earn almost double this amount.

Meghan Markle's full speech

It is a great pleasure to speak to you today. For young women around the world who are not only ready to change the world; but have already started to change the world. Last month I had the opportunity to speak to class 2020 at my high school alma mater, a girls' school in Los Angeles. I said that you shouldn't see your graduation as the end, but as the beginning. The beginning of a journey where they can now use their work, values ​​and skills – all the skills they have learned – to rebuild the world around them.

Many of you have spent years embodying – and even implementing – the change you want to see in the world. The opportunity that awaits you is the same that these graduates and millions of young women around the world have.

I want to share something with you. The fact is that those in the halls and corridors and in places of power – from lawmakers to world leaders to leaders – all of these people depend on you more than you will ever depend on them. And here's the thing: you know that.

You know that you are all setting the tone for a just humanity at a younger age than any modern comparison. Not figuratively, literally. This is a humanity that desperately needs you. To push it forward, to push us, powerfully in a broader, more just, and more empathetic direction. And not only to shape the debate, but also to lead the debate – about racial justice, gender, climate change, mental health and well-being, about civic engagement, about the civil service, about a lot more. This is the work you are already doing out there.

Girl Up members are organizing protests against Black Lives Matter around the world, making films to encourage their colleagues to become activist leaders, reforming the criminal justice system, telling your school authorities that we need more mental health resources for all ages . They are leading coalitions to end gun violence. You stand up and want to be heard, yes, but you also want to have the conversation.

Another thing about these lawmakers and leaders and leaders that I mentioned earlier. Now many of them, whether good or bad, only listen when they have to, because the status quo is easy to apologize and difficult to break. But it will pull tightest just before snapping into place.

Women have always had a lot of "well that's not how it is done" or "yes, that's an idea, but let's do it instead."

But when do we hear that as women? We hear that we are currently challenging standards.

If so, I tell you, keep challenging, keep pushing, and make them a little uncomfortable. Because only in this discomfort can we actually create the conditions to redefine our standards, our guidelines and our leadership. to move towards real representation and meaningful influence on the structures of decision making and power.

Regardless of what some might say, this reinterpretation is not a zero-sum game in which one side wins and the other side loses. Not at all. It's mutually beneficial and better for everyone.

This is why this path will lead us all there: girls and women, men and boys, blacks and whites who together tackle the inequalities and structural problems that we know exist.

I think we are on the brink of transformation. We can accelerate the pace of change and you know what? We don't have to be satisfied with the current speed. Furthermore, I think it is important to recognize the paradox of how this progress is supported and affected by our digital space. Your generation is often referred to as digital natives, and you understand that our online world has the power to affirm and support as much as it does harm.

But we shouldn't destroy each other. we should build each other up. So use your voice both online and offline to do just that – build each other, support each other. There will always be negative voices and sometimes these voices can appear oversized and sometimes they can appear painfully loud. You can and will use your own voices to drown out the noise. Because that's it – just noise. But your voices are the truth. And hope. And your voices can and should be much louder.

I know that you've done so much and improved so many people's lives. The moment we are going through calls us all to do more. It is a moment when your voices and your actions have never been so urgently needed. And we can be inspired by women like Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who brought New Zealand together to tackle COVID-19 quickly and courageously, or Maya Moore, the WNBA star who has broken away from professional basketball since 2019, to free a man who was 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. And these are just two examples, as you know, there are so many others.

Believing in true equality is not enough – it will take more than just faith, we have to work for it every day. even when it's hard, even when it makes others restless. We have to speak for ourselves and we have to speak for others who have difficulty being heard.

Like her, I know that you will courageously use all your voices. And I also know that you will all use them compassionately. Compassion doesn't mean that we shouldn't feel anger and outrage when we see obvious injustice all around us – of course we should. But I ask you to broaden this feeling. The Dalai Lama famously said, "Compassion is the radicalism of our time." Compassion means seeing the pain and suffering of others and knowing that it is our duty to try to alleviate it.

Keep believing in yourself, believe in what makes you unique, and don't be afraid to do what you think is right, even if it's not popular. Even if it has never been done before. Even if it scares people. And even if it scares you.

Under normal circumstances we would have met in person and I wish we could. Still, it's interesting that each of you is in your own church right now. Because our communities are a drawing board for change. Here your values ​​and beliefs can manifest and form into something tangible.

Sometimes it is not clear what to do. It is often fear that paralyzes us and prevents us from being brave and brave. But don't underestimate that you have some of these answers in you. Don't underestimate your ability to overcome fear. You have the ability, rooted in your beliefs, to create a world that you know is just and kind. Your stomach will tell you what's right and what's wrong. What is fair and what is unfair? The hardest thing – and it was the hardest thing for me – is to pursue your beliefs with action.

If you look at the breadth of the problems we're facing, it's easy to get overwhelmed, I understand. So be where you are right now. The growth and change you are pursuing may not feel like everyday, but when you look back, I promise you will see that it all adds up.

We are creating better communities and a better world for us step by step. And the pace of these steps is getting faster. If you look at the aggregate and the big picture, you can see how far we have progressed.

I am extremely proud of what you have already achieved. Please continue to honor the conviction and compassion that have been awakened in you.

I will cheer you on, as will my husband and Archie, as you all continue to march, stand up for it, and point the way forward.

"LA's hot-hotness is back"! Fans rave about Meghan Markle's flowing curls, bare shoulders and glowing skin, while forever dwarfing the royal look – and "renamed and more confident than ever".

  • The fans praised Meghan Markle's appearance as "flawless" and commented on her "LA Makeover" after her live speech for the UN initiative "Girl Up".
  • The Duchess of Sussex, 38, appeared on a video link when she spoke about fighting gender and racial inequality while addressing young women
  • Ffollowers quickly flooded Twitter with tweets that noticed Hollywood Glow on her flowing hair – and compared a laid-back look to her reserved former royal look
  • Body language expert Judi James described the appearance of the local in LA as redesigned and renamed
  • Described her as "fully derived from the royal experience and back on the right track and in shape as a confident and inspiring speaker".

The fans praised Meghan Markle's appearance as "flawless" and commented on her "LA Makeover" after her live speech for the UN initiative "Girl Up", which an expert described as "so far the most important".

The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex appeared on a video link when she spoke at a digital global leadership summit about the fight against gender and racial inequality and addressed young women around the world.

And followers quickly flooded Twitter with tweets related to her "flowing hair, Hollywood sheen and bare shoulders" – and compared Megan's relaxed look with her more reserved former royal look.

In the meantime, body language expert Judi James described the appearance of the LA natives as redesigned and renamed. She described her as "fully derived from the royal experience and as a confident and inspiring speaker on the right track and in shape again".

The fans praised Meghan Markle's appearance as "flawless" and commented on her "LA Makeover" after her live speech for the UN initiative "Girl Up", which an expert described as "so far the most important".

The fans praised Meghan Markle's appearance as "flawless" and commented on her "LA Makeover" after her live speech for the UN initiative "Girl Up", which an expert described as "so far the most important".

Speaking to FEMAIL, Judi said: “This was a very redesigned and renamed Meghan. Her body language suggests that she has now fully emerged from the royal experience and is back on the right track and in shape as a confident and inspiring speaker.

"Meghan's gestures were more" guru "than the Hollywood actress and wife of a prince.

“The way her cheeks contracted into a calm smile initially showed joyful self-confidence to be there to appeal to her young audience, and during her speech she avoided showboating or overcongruence, both trait traps that were less experienced and less skilled speakers are often exaggerated to try to hammer their messages home.

Instead, Meghan spoke in a calm, warm tone, using long blinks and a raised index finger to suggest wisdom and empathy. Her finger-pinch gesture showed precise thoughts and a desire to give advice from a place of experience, and when she pulled her hands into fists, she showed a desire to make changes. & # 39;

udi James described the LA native's appearance as redesigned and renamed, and described her as "fully emerging from the royal experience and back on track" (Meghan is in one with Harry during a last royal engagement in March at Westminster Abbey more reserved look).

udi James described the LA native's appearance as redesigned and renamed, and described her as "fully emerging from the royal experience and back on track" (Meghan is in one with Harry during a last royal engagement in March at Westminster Abbey more reserved look).

The fans quickly shared their enthusiasm for Megan's impressive appearance in a letter: “Meghan Markle brings the fullness of the celebrities in Los Angeles to the UN speech

The fans quickly shared their enthusiasm for Megan's impressive appearance in a letter: “Meghan Markle brings the fullness of the celebrities in Los Angeles to the UN speech

She continued, "Her gaze commanded the camera and when she told her audience to" pursue your beliefs with action, "she associated it with small but dramatic pauses and the slow, steady blink.

"This was possibly Meghan's most important speech so far, alongside women like Michelle Obama, and it was clear that she was more than up to the challenge."

"She was the most confident here, and the way she ended up with a praying hand lock that was aimed at the camera means that her message of support should have inspired a whole new audience."

Another added: & # 39; This girl! You beamed! "While one said," Meghan was incredible! ".

Another added: & # 39; This girl! You beamed! "While one said," Meghan was incredible! ".

Another wrote about her speech: "What a powerful and inspiring speech", and another tweeted: "It's done, I want to listen to her more!"

Another wrote about her speech: "What a powerful and inspiring speech", and another tweeted: "It's done, I want to listen to her more!"

And the fans quickly shared their enthusiasm for Megan's impressive appearance in a letter: “Meghan Markle brings the fullness of the celebrities in Los Angeles to the UN speech.

No more royal hairstyles, covered shoulders or minimal makeup. She is back! & # 39 ;.

Another added: & # 39; This girl! You beamed! "While one said," Meghan was incredible! ".

Another wrote about her speech: "What a powerful and inspiring speech", and another tweeted: "It's done, I want to listen to her more!".

Elsewhere, you shared a meme from Rihanna wearing a crown and remarked, "It's just so effortless with it … my goodness!".

Elsewhere, you shared a meme by Rihanna wearing a crown and remarked, "It's just so effortless with it ... my goodness!"

Elsewhere, you shared a meme by Rihanna wearing a crown and remarked, "It's just so effortless with it … my goodness!"

Under the slogan "Unite girls to change the world", Girl Up announced that the king should appear at his virtual Global Leadership Summit 2020 last week and share the news on his social media platforms.

Meghan was the keynote speaker at the online event, which started on July 13 and is expected to continue until July 15.

It is the latest in a series of public steps Prince Harry and Meghan have taken to shift the focus of their royal work towards racial equality and social justice.

The post announcing the appearance of the Duchess of Sussex read: “The present is female! But don't take our word for it. ⁠

"Hear from our keynote speaker Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, as she takes the stage at our 2020 Leadership Summit, which takes place practically from July 13th to 15th!"

The campaign group said this year's summit promised to be "unforgettable with interactive virtual workshops, panels with global leaders, and more".

The Girl Up Global Leadership Summit is part of an initiative launched by the United Nations to ensure equal opportunities for disadvantaged young girls in developing countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Guatemala and India.

A spokeswoman for Girl Up told DailyMail.com that the speakers are not paid for their time and that everyone volunteers to attend the summit.

Meghan delivered her live speech in a vibrant cobalt blue dress against a plain wall in Tyler Perry's LA mansion, where she currently lives with Prince Harry (35) and Archie (1). She told attendees that they need to challenge world leaders and leaders to tackle key issues such as racial and gender inequality, gun violence, mental health awareness and criminal justice system reform.

The former Suits star also noted that any struggle for change or social justice should be conducted with "compassion," and insisted that "compassion does not mean that you should not feel anger or outrage" – but that you should " should expand into something positive.

Meghan quoted the Dalai Lama and said that she, her husband and Archie would cheer for the changers as she continued, “I urge you to broaden this feeling. The Dalai Lama famously said, "Compassion is the radicalism of our time."

The Duchess also addressed the "power" of social media, noting that it has the potential to both "support" and "interfere" with the struggle for justice.

"Our online role has the power to both confirm, support, and harm," she said.

Meghan spoke about dealing with negativity in all forms and shared her advice on how to deal with it personally and online. She told the summit participants that they must learn to drown out the “noise” of negative voices and prioritize positivity.

"We shouldn't destroy each other," she said. & # 39; Build each other, support each other.

& # 39; There will always be negative votes. Drown that sound. Because it's like that, it's just noise. Your voices can and should be much louder. & # 39;

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