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Secretary Clinton Worked To Elevate Women’s Rights; Kerry Should Continue Her Work

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “College” blog about Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State, Alecia deCoudreaux, president of Mills College, states that Clinton “pushed for recognition of women’s rights as a worldwide humanitarian cause, identifying the connection between the advancement of women’s equality and global stability.” In addition, “Clinton resolved to elevate global health as a means to earn goodwill by enhancing and saving lives in the developing world,” she writes. “Eighteen years after her powerful speech in Beijing declaring that women’s rights are human rights, Hillary Clinton is still fighting to advance women’s rights. I have no doubt that she will not rest on her laurels, and neither should we,” deCoudreaux continues, concluding, “We are pleased to hear newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry promise to continue his predecessor’s work. We will do everything in our power to help him keep his promise by educating the next generation of thoughtful, powerful women prepared to effect positive change locally, regionally, and globally” (3/2).