Hillary Clinton Continues Commitment to Women’s Rights

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech last week emphasizing her commitment and dedication to women’s rights worldwide. Clinton said that women’s rights will be a key issue in President Obama’s foreign policy in the future, and highlighted some of the important ways the treatment of women reflects a country’s stability.

In particular, she cited that countries with higher infant mortality rates are more susceptible to political upheaval because of its connection to poor quality of life, which is a byproduct of poor health care and inadequate family planning. Secretary Clinton said, “As we integrate our military and civilian assets with a mission for disrupting and defeating al-Qaida in Pakistan and Afghanistan, we cannot lose sight that assisting women’s development in those countries is part of America’s strategy to be successful.” We are encouraged by Secretary Clinton’s continued commitment to women’s rights at home and abroad.

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