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20 years later, revisit Hillary Clinton’s “women’s rights are human rights” speech

Hillary Clinton made the iconic speech in Beijing on September 5, 1995

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“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, it is that human rights are women’s rights … And women’s rights are human rights.”

Hillary Clinton delivered those now-famous words at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women 20 years ago. There is a lot that could be said about her powerful remarks, which still carry the same weight today as they did then. But we think the speech really speaks for itself as a milestone in the women’s rights movement. So take some time to revisit it and watch the speech in its entirety above, or read it in its entirety here.

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