Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

What We’re Reading: 2011 was a Banner Year for LGBT Rights

Many online publications have been calling attention to the huge gains advocates have made towards equality for LGBT people this year. While we must recognize that we still have awhile to go to reach equality for all United States citizens, … Continue reading

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Clinton Unveils $17 Million Plan to Fight Sexual Violence in Congo

Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Congo and met with Congolese survivors of rape, university students, and President Joseph Kabila to discuss the worsening epidemic of sexual violence in the region. Specifically, Clinton toured the city of … Continue reading

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Secretary Clinton Committed to Benefits for Same-sex Partners

Following up on our earlier post about Rep. Berman’s proposed legislation to extend benefits to the same-sex partners of officers in the U.S. Foreign Service, we learn that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on the same track. The … Continue reading

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United States Seeks Seat on UN Human Rights Council

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, have announced that the United States will seek election to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.  According to a press release, Ambassador Rice says that she … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The State of Women in Politics in the U.S.

The Washington Post recently published a telling article about the status of women in politics in the United States today. The article opens with the details of a conference hosted by the White House Project at Agnes Scott College in … Continue reading

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Sen. Boxer to Chair Subcommittee on Global Women’s Issues

Via Feminist Majority comes the news that Senator Barbara Boxer of California will chair a Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Global Women’s Issues. According to FM, “This is the first time in history where women’s issues will be a specific focus … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Expected to Usher in Advances for Women’s Rights

Women’s rights advocates are hopeful this week as President Barack Obama officially began his term as the 44th president.  President Obama is expected to advance women’s rights by issuing executive orders which will rescind the Global Gag Rule and release … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Confirmed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Last week, Hillary Clinton appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a confirmation hearing for her upcoming appointment as Secretary of State.  According to the New York Times, she displayed a mastery of the issues and received praise from … Continue reading

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Women in the Cabinet

Women’s rights activists are energized by the recent appointments of Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State, Janet Napolitano as the first woman to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security, and Susan Rice as an ambassador to the UN. … Continue reading

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