My daughter is here with me today -- and being the mother of a daughter is a great inspiration and motivation for caring about the girls of the world.
But the progress we have made in the past 15 years is by no means the end of the story.
And in so doing, they are also improving the status of families, communities, and countries. Just look at Afghanistan! The rights and opportunities of all women and girls deserve our attention and our support because as they make progress, then the progress that should be the birthright of future generations will be more likely, and the 21st century will fulfill the promise that we hold out today.
And thanks to the hard work and persistence of women and men, we have made real gains toward meeting the goals set in Beijing. And that goal is essential for the realization of every other goal. The tall, white and fair-haired Chachapoyas of the Andean forest have, alas, no remnants left to sue the Incas for genocide in a Peruvian court of law.
In too many places, women are treated not as full and equal human beings with their own rights and aspirations, but as lesser creatures undeserving of the treatment and respect accorded to their husbands, their fathers, and their sons. But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better.
We have to write the next chapter to fully realize the dreams and potential that we set forth in Beijing. We suggest that feminist enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is reflective of a profound crisis of US liberal feminism, which has long embraced or accepted capitalism, racism, empire, and even heterosexism and transphobia.
We need to defend Social Security from Republican attacks and enhance it to meet new realities—especially for women. A group of Iranian and Iranian-American feminists, the Raha Iranian Feminist Collectivetakes a similar position in relation to their own country.
It has already yielded important results. It means fighting to replace a system in which the rights of people and other living things are systematically subordinated to the quest for profits.
We should promote pay transparency across the economy and work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act—a bill Hillary introduced as senator—to give women the tools they need to fight discrimination in the workforce.
On almost all other major issues, from climate change to immigration to education to financial regulation, President Hillary Clinton would likely be no better than President Obama, if not worse.
I know some of you have made it the cause of your life. Karol Markowicz is a columnist at the New York Post. And millions of women and girls are enslaved in brothels, forced to work as prostitutes, while police officers pocket bribes and look the other way. Otero is an economist by training, and her passion is microfinance.
The experience changed her life. Women may be particularly vulnerable to human rights violations like these. Today, 60 percent of Peace Corps volunteers are women.
Work to close the pay gap. In many countries, laws that once permitted the unequal treatment of women have been replaced by laws that recognize their equality, although for too many, laws that exist on the books are not yet borne out in their daily lives.
So as we meet here in New York, women worldwide are working hard to do their part to improve the status of women and girls. In New York, the women of the Young Lords Party pushed their organization to denounce forced sterilizations of women of color, to demand safe and accessible abortion and contraception, and to call for community-controlled clinics.
In the Caribbean, the US model of choice is Haiti, where Clinton and her husband have relentlessly promoted the sweatshop model of production since the s. This final day of the 54th session of the UN Commission brings to a close a week of a lot of activity, and it reminds us of the work that still lies ahead.
By not confronting the exclusion of non-whites, foreigners, working-class people, and other groups from this vision, liberal feminists are missing a crucial opportunity to create a more inclusive, more powerful movement.
These queer radicals reject the logic that casts the United States and Israel as tolerant while characterizing occupied territories, from US to Palestinian ghettoes, as inherently homophobic and in need of military and other outside intervention.
She has supported the further militarization of the Mexico border and the arrest of undocumented immigrants, undermining the reproductive rights of women who give birth in chains in detention centers before being deported back to lives of poverty and violence.
But it does mean that we must listen to the voices of the most marginalized women and gender and sexual minorities — many of whom are extremely critical of Clintonite feminism — and act in solidarity with movements that seek equity in all realms of life and for all people.
Improving global health is an enormous undertaking, so we are focusing first on those people whose health has the biggest impact on families and communities -- women and girls.
During a pivotal moment in the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was asked if he would concede the election should he lose to Clinton.The following is a transcript of Sam Jones’ January 20, reading of Hillary Clinton’s Women’s Rights Are Human Rights speech, as part of Amalia Pica’s Now, Speak!
slcbrand.com Jones is a member of the Museum’s Teen Arts Council. Protect women’s health and reproductive rights. Women’s personal health decisions should be made by a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor.
Hillary will fight back against Republican attempts to restrict access to quality, affordable reproductive health care.
At the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual do-good-athon back in September, the world’s most famous out-of-work secretary of state declared that women’s full participation in society remained.
Jan 13, · The International Women’s Freedom Act of would create a U.S. Commission on International Women’s Rights.
The commission, modeled on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, would report to Congress and the President on the status of women worldwide.
As Hillary Clinton contemplates her next move, one thing is clear: as secretary of state she changed the narrative on women by championing their social, political and economic rights around the world. Eighteen years ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton gave global women’s rights a major boost.
At the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, then first lady, now Secretary of State Clinton set the bar high for the global inclusion and empowerment of women around the .Download