Vice President Kamala Harris met today with Filipina civil society leaders and human rights defenders in Manila. The Vice President underscored the United States’ enduring commitment to human rights, democracy, and rule of law in the Philippines and around the world. They discussed the importance of labor rights, media freedom, and democratic institutions, and reviewed efforts to combat trafficking in persons. The Vice President also discussed her career advocating for women and girls and the importance she places on fighting for their equal rights and economic empowerment.
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