Top 10 Politicians Of The Decade Who Were Good To The Ladies
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But Clinton has been an advocate of women's rights for longer than just this past decade, though: as First Lady in 1995 she traveled to China to attend the Fourth World Conference on Women and gave a famous speech in which she declared women's rights could no longer be thought of as separate from human rights:
"It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights. It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls...[or] when women and girls are sold into slavery or prostitution for human greed. It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small...[or] when thousands of women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war."