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In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing conference on women’s rights, Hillary Clinton has pledged to review the progress made for women and girls since the congress in 1995.
Since leaving Obama’s office, Clinton has exercised her impressive résumé as U.S diplomat, U.S senator for New York and First Lady to pursue philanthropic work. At the Clinton Global Initiative annual conference in New York, Clinton stated today “It’s time for a full and clear-eyed look at how far we have come, how far we still have to go and what we plan to do together about the unfinished business of the 21th century the full and equal participation of women.”
Clinton’s speech echoes from her words at the original Beijing platform in 1995, where she attended as First Lady and led the U.S delegation. Nearly 20 years ago she played a critical role in defining women’s rights as human rights and pushing forward development for women in business, agriculture and in the developing world.
Clinton has enlisted heavyweight sponsors such as Google Inc. and Exxon Mobile Corp. in order to help her in her mission. She wants to bring Internet access to 5 million African women, generating employment for thousands more. Her efforts have not gone unrecognized as the U.S Democrats are said to be looking to Clinton for possible candidacy in the next U.S presidential election in 2016.