'Women's Rights Are Human Rights'

​Hillary Clinton's historic speech 21 years on

21 years ago today, Democratic candidate for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, made her now landmark 1995 speech about women's rights at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing .

Clinton said, 'It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights. 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. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely, and the right to be heard.'

'Human rights are women's rights ... and women's rights are human rights'

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

If you haven't watched it already, we recommend you take a look and see the origins of Clinton's role as a fierce advocate for women...

Oh, and she absolutely kills it in that powder pink power suit.

Read Next: