Hillary Clinton and The Empowerment of Women

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When you want to find a strong woman, we do not have to look far.  Hillary Clinton is all about the empowerment of women!

We have to thank Hillary Clinton for making sure that the empowerment of women is being brought to the forefront.  As you have heard in her campaigns, the resilient Hillary vows to ensure equal pay for women, defend women’s health and reproductive rights against attacks and fight for paid family leave and affordable child care.

Many of the women who are in college today have not endured the same mistreatment in the workplace as many women who are age 25 or older. Yes, there has been some improvement, but women still have a long way to go to get the same acknowledgement in the workforce and specially when it comes to receiving equal pay.

According to Diversity Woman, the now Democratic presidential candidate had some things to say:

At the UN’s fourth World Conference in Beijing, Hillary Clinton (first lady at that time), spoke out.  Hillary Stated:

“Human rights are women’s rights…And women’s rights are human rights.”

As diplomat-in-chief, secretary of state Clinton called the subjugation of women a threat to U.S. national security. She argued:

“The suffering and denial of the rights of women and the instability of nations go hand in hand.” 

Hillary Clinton appointed Melanne Verveer in the newly created U.S. first ambassador for women.  Clinton has appeared every year at the Women In The World Summit in New York since it began in 2010, via USA today.  When she started her campaign, she said, noting the prevalence of two-earner families:

“This isn’t just about women…When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead.”

If women participated in the workforce at the same rate as men, she said, it would spur a 10% increase in U.S. economic growth by 2030. Think of what that would mean in terms of rising wages and more opportunities.  Women today need to stand behind their sisters who are speaking out on their behalf to bring true equality to men and women.  Hillary Clinton is a women who will fight for our rights!