Clinton: Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Clinton: Women's Rights Are Human Rights

At her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Senator and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke powerfully about improving the lives and strengthening the rights of women and children around the world. In her introductory remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Clinton said:

“Our foreign policy must reflect our deep commitment to the cause of making human rights a reality for millions of oppressed people around the world. Of particular concern to me is the plight of women and girls, who comprise the majority of the world’s unhealthy, unschooled, unfed, and unpaid. If half of the world’s population remains vulnerable to economic, political, legal, and social marginalization, our hope of advancing democracy and prosperity will remain in serious jeopardy. We still have a long way to go and the United States must remain an unambiguous and unequivocal voice in support of women’s rights in every country, every region, on every continent.”

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