US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

March 21, 2015 7:51 AM

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Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president's wife to Cambodia.

The First Lady is visiting Cambodia -- ruled by strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen for the last thirty years -- to highlight what she has described as a "crisis" in women's education with 62 million girls around the world denied schooling, primarily for economic or cultural reasons.

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