Clinton: Plight of Women to Be "Valued" Worldwide "Pains Me"
5 months ago
The Secretary of State talks human rights
Upon receiving a humanitarian award, Hillary Clinton delivered an emotional speech Thursday at Dublin City University in Ireland. The secretary of state spoke about what human rights meant to her personally, and warned there would be “many sacrifices” before daughters were “valued” across the world. "As the mother of a daughter, and as someone who believes strongly in the right of every person, male and female, to have the opportunity to live up to his or her God-given potential, it pains me so greatly when I travel to places around the world and am received almost as an exception to the rule, where the male leaders meet with me because I am the secretary of state of the United States, overlooking the fact that I also happen to be a woman. We are on the right side of history in this struggle, but there will be many sacrifices and losses until we finally reach a point where daughters are valued as sons, where girls as educated as boys, where women are encouraged and permitted to make their contributions to their families, to their societies just as the men are," she said. (NBC)