Gregoire Trudeau, Michelle Obama team up to promote education for women, girls
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, participate in a program at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016, to highlight Let Girls Learn efforts and raise awareness for global girl's education. (AP / Cliff Owen)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:34PM EST
WASHINGTON - Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and Michelle Obama are joining forces in Washington to highlight an American project to help adolescent girls get a quality education.
Obama told the event at the U.S. Institute for Peace that some 62 million girls around the world are currently not in school.
She says she hopes the world will unite around the issue to change their fate.
Gregoire Trudeau says Canada understands that gender equality and gender empowerment should be a top priority.
She also says an educated society leads to more peace and justice.
Obama calls Gregoire Trudeau an inspiring role model in Canada and around the world -- not to mention beautiful and funny.