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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited AUW

Posted on March 25, 2024

Written by AUW

Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Sweden visited the Asian University for Women.  At AUW, the Crown Princess who is the first female ever in her family line to reign her country, unveiled a life-size portrait of hers, inaugurated a class room named after her, listened to the stories and hopes of nearly thirty students representing diverse backgrounds — from Afghanistan to Pakistan to Mynanmar (Rohingya and Karen ethnic minorities), daughters of tea-leaf pickers as well as women who were once garment factory workers.  A visibly touched Crown Princess responded by saying “You have been given the opportunity to pursue university-level studies. An opportunity that should be accessible to all women around the world. When you graduate, I would like to encourage you to work towards a more inclusive society. Invest in the education and well-being of children – especially girls who face a steeper uphill climb. Moreover, support and work with other women. Together you are a force that can move mountains.”