Saturday, September 4, 2010

On September 4

On this day in ...
... 1995 (15 years ago today), the Fourth World Conference on Women opened in Beijing, China. More than 4,750 delegates, from 181 countries, attended. It would conclude 11 days later with the issuance of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including these subheadings: Women and Poverty, Education and Training of Women, Women and Health, Violence against Women, Women and Armed Conflict, Women and the Economy, Women in Power and Decision-making, Institutional Mechanism for the Advancement of Women, Human Rights of Women, Women and the Media, Women and the Environment, and The Girl-child. In the course of the conference, Hillary Clinton, then the 1st Lady of the United States (now, of course, the U.S. Secretary of State), gave the "human rights are women's rights" address in this video:

(Prior September 4 posts are here, here, and here.)

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