HH Dalai Lama

“The World will be saved by the Western Woman”

HH The Dalai Lama’s statement, “The world will be saved by the western woman,” was delivered during the Vancouver Peace Summit 2009, which opened on the morning of Sunday, September 27th.

The Dalai Lama’s comment about western women was not the only notable pro-female statement he made during the summit. In the Vancouver Sun, Amy O’Brian quotes others including a call for “increased emphasis on the promotion of women to positions of influence.”

In response to a moderator’s question about what he sees as priorities in the quest for world peace, here’s what the Dalai Lama said:

Some people may call me a feminist…But we need more effort to promote basic human values — human compassion, human affection. And in that respect, females have more sensitivity for others’ pain and suffering.


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