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HillaryRodhamClinton:RemarkstotheUnitedNationsFourthWorldConferenceonWomenPlenarySessiondeliveredSeptember,Beijing,China MrsMongella,UnderSecretaryKittani,distinguisheddelegatesandguests:IwouldliketothanktheSecretaryGeneraloftheUnitedNationsforinvitingmetobeapartoftheUnitedNationsFourthWorldConferenceofWomenThisistrulyacelebrationacelebrationofthecontributionswomenmakeineveryaspectoflife:inthehome,onthejob,intheircommunities,asmothers,wives,sisters,daughters,learners,workers,citizensandleadersItisalsoacomingtogether,muchofthewaywomencometogethereverdayineverycountryWecometogetherinfieldsandinfactoriesWecometogetherinvillagemarketsandsupermarketsWecometogetherinlivingroomsandboardroomsWhetheritiswhileplayingwithourchildreninthepark,orwashingclothesinariver,ortakingabreakattheofficewatercooler,wecometogetherandtalkaboutouraspirationsandconcernAndtimeandagain,ourtalkturnstoourchildrenandourfamiliesHoweverdifferentwemaybe,thereisfarmorethatunitesusthandividesusWeshareacommonfuture,andareheretofindcommongroundsothatwemayhelpbringnewdignityandrespecttowomenandgirlsallovertheworldBydoingthis,webringnewstrengthandstabilitytofamiliesaswellBygatheringinBeijing,wearefocusingworldattentiononissuesthatmattermostinthelivesofwomenandtheirfamilies:accesstoeducation,healthcare,jobsandcredit,thechancetoenjoybasiclegalandhumanrightsandparticipatefullyinthepoliticallifeoftheircountriesTherearesomewhoquestionthereasonforthisconferenceLetthemlistentothevoicesofwomenintheirhomes,neighborhoods,andworkplacesTherearesomewhowonderwhetherthelivesofwomenandgirlsmattertoeconomicandpoliticalprogressaroundtheglobeLetthemlookatthewomengatheredhereandatHuairouthehomemakers,nurses,teachers,lawyers,policymakers,andwomenwhoruntheirownbusinessesItisconferenceslikethisthatcompelgovernmentsandpeopleeverywheretolisten,lookandfacetheworld’smostpressingproblemsWasn’titafterthewomen’sconferenceinNairobitenyearsagothattheworldfocusedforthefirsttimeonthecrisisofdomesticviolenceEarliertoday,IparticipatedinaWorldHealthOrganizationforum,wheregovernmentofficials,NGOs,andindividualcitizensareworkingonwaystoaddressthehealthproblemsofwomenandgirlsTomorrow,IwillattendagatheringoftheUnitedNationsDevelopmentFundforWomenThere,thediscussionwillfocusonlocalandhighlysuccessfulprogramsthatgivehardworkingwomenaccesstocreditsotheycanimprovetheirownlivesandthelivesoftheirfamiliesWhatwearelearningaroundtheworldisthatifwomenarehealthyandeducated,theirfamilieswillflourishIfwomenarefreefromviolence,theirfamilieswillflourishIfwomenhaveachancetoworkandearnasfullandequalpartnersinsociety,theirfamilieswillflourishAndwhenfamiliesflourish,communitiesandnationswillflourishThatiswhyeverywoman,everyman,everychild,everyfamily,andeverynationonourplanethasastakeinthediscussionthattakesplacehereOverthepastyears,Ihaveworkedpersistentlyonissuesrelatingtowomen,children,andfamiliesOverthepasttwoandahalfyears,IhavehadtheopportunitytolearnmoreaboutthechallengesfacingwomeninmyowncountryandaroundtheworldIhavemetnewmothersinJojakartaandIndonesia,whocometogetherregularlyintheirvillagetodiscussnutrition,familyplanning,andbabycareIhavemetworkingparentsinDenmarkwhotalkaboutthecomforttheyfeelinknowingthattheirchildrencanbecaredforincreative,safe,andnurturingafterschoolcentersIhavemetwomeninSouthAfricawhohelpedleadthestruggletoendapartheidandarenowhelpingbuildanewdemocracyIhavemetwiththeleadingwomenoftheWesternHemispherewhoareworkingeverydaytopromoteliteracyandbetterhealthcareforthechildrenoftheircountriesIhavemetwomeninIndiaandBangladeshwhoaretakingoutsmallloanstobuymilkcows,rickshaws,threadandothermaterialstocreatealivelihoodforthemselvesandtheirfamiliesIhavemetdoctorsandnursesinBelarusandUkrainewhoaretryingtokeepchildrenaliveintheaftermathofChernobylThegreatchallengeofthisConferenceistogivevoicetowomeneverywherewhoseexperiencesgounnoticed,whosewordsgounheardWomencomprisemorethanhalftheword’spopulationWomenareoftheworld’spoor,andtwothirdsofthosearenottaughttoreadandwriteWomenaretheprimarycaretakersformostoftheworld’schildrenandelderlyYetmuchoftheworkwedoisnotvaluednotbyeconomists,notbyhistorians,notbypopularculture,notbygovernmentleadersAtthisverymoment,aswesithere,womenaroundtheworldaregivingbirth,raisingchildren,cookingmeals,washingclothes,cleaninghouses,plantingcrops,workingonassemblylines,runningcompanies,andrunningcountriesWomenalsoaredyingfromdiseasesthatshouldhavebeenpreventedortreatedTheyarewatchingtheirchildrensuccumbtomalnutritioncausedbypovertyandeconomicdeprivationTheyarebeingdeniedtherighttogotoschoolbytheirownfathersandbrothersTheyarebeingforcedintoprostitution,andtheyarebeingbarredfromthebandlendingofficeandbannedfromtheballotboxThoseofuswhohavetheopportunitytobeherehavetheresponsibilitytospeakforthosewhocouldnotAsanAmerican,Iwanttospeakupforthosewomeninmyowncountrywomenwhoareraisingchildrenontheminimumwage,womenwhocan’taffordhealthcareorchildcare,womenwhoselivesarethreatenedbyviolence,includingviolenceintheirownhomesIwanttospeakupformotherswhoarefightingforgoodschools,safeneighborhoods,cleanair,andcleanairwavesforolderwomen,someofthemwidows,whohaveraisedtheirfamiliesandnowfindtheirskillsandlifeexperiencesarenotvaluedintheworkplaceforwomenwhoareworkingallnightasnurses,hotelclerks,andfastfoodcookssothattheycanbeathomeduringthedaywiththeirkidsandforwomeneverywherewhosimplydon’thavetimetodoeverythingtheyarecalledupontodoeachdaySpeakingtoyoutoday,Ispeakforthem,justaseachofusspeaksforwomenaroundtheworldwhoaredeniedthechancetogotoschool,orseeadoctor,orownproperty,orhaveasayaboutthedirectionoftheirlives,simplybecausetheyarewomenThetruthisthatmostwomenaroundtheworldworkbothinsideandoutsidethehome,usuallybynecessityWeneedtounderstandthatthereisnoformulaforhowwomenshouldleadtheirlivesThatiswhywemustrespectthechoicesthateachwomanmakesforherselfandherfamilyEverywomandeservesthechancetorealizeherownGodgivenpotentialWealsomustrecognizethatwomenwillnevergainfulldignityuntiltheirhumanrightsarerespectedandprotectedOurgoalsforthisConference,tostrengthenfamiliesandsocietiesbyempoweringwomentotakegreatercontrolovertheirdestinies,cannotbefullyachievedunlessallgovernmentshereandaroundtheworldaccepttheirresponsibilitytoprotectandpromoteinternationallyrecognizedhumanrightsTheinternationalcommunityhaslongacknowledgedandrecentlyaffirmedatViennathatbothwomenandmenareentitledtoarangeofprotectionsandpersonalfreedoms,fromtherightofpersonalsecuritytotherighttodeterminefreelythenumberandspacingofthechildrentheybearNooneshouldbeforcedtoremainsilentforfearofreligiousorpoliticalpersecution,arrest,abuseortortureTragically,womenaremostoftentheoneswhosehumanrightsareviolatedEveninthelatethcentury,therapeofwomencontinuestobeusedasaninstrumentofarmedconflictWomenandchildrenmakeupalargemajorityoftheworld’srefugeesWhenwomenareexcludedfromthepoliticalprocess,theybecomeevenmorevulnerabletoabuseIbelievethat,ontheeveofanewmillennium,itistimetobreakoursilenceItistimeforustosayhereinBejing,andtheworldtohear,thatitisnolongeracceptabletodiscusswomen’srightsasseparatefromhumanrightsTheseabuseshavecontinuedbecause,fortoolong,thehistoryofwomenhasbeenahistoryofsilenceEventoday,therearethosewhoaretryingtosilenceourwordsThevoicesofthisconferenceandofthewomenatHuairoumustbeheardloudandclear:Itisaviolationofhumanrightswhenbabiesaredeniedfood,ordrowned,orsuffocated,ortheirspinesbroken,simplybecausetheyareborngirlsItisaviolationofhumanrightswhenwomanandgirlsaresoldintotheslaveryofprostitutionItisaviolationofhumanrightswhenwomenaredousedwithgasoline,setonfireandburnedtodeathbecausetheirmarriagedowriesaredeemedtoosmallItisaviolationofhumanrightswhenindividualwomenarerapedintheirowncommunitiesandwhenthousandsofwomenaresubjectedtorapeasatacticorprizeofwarItisaviolationofhumanrightswhenaleadingcauseofdeathworldwidealongwomenagestoistheviolencetheyaresubjectedtointheirownhomesItisaviolationofhumanrightswhenwomenaredeniedtherighttoplantheirownfamilies,andthatincludesbeingforcedtohaveabortionsorbeingsterilizedagainsttheirwillIfthereisonemessagethatechoesforthfromthisconference,itisthathumanrightsarewomen’srightsandwomen’srightsarehumanrightsLetusnotforgetthatamongthoserightsaretherighttospeakfreelyandtherighttobeheardWomenmustenjoytherighttoparticipatefullyinthesocialandpoliticallivesoftheircountriesifwewantfreedomanddemocracytothriveandendureItisindefensiblethatmanywomeninnongovernmentalorganizationswhowishedtoparticipateinthisconferencehavenotbeenabletoattendorhavebeenprohibitedfromfullytakingpartLetmebeclearFreedommeanstherightofpeopletoassemble,organizeanddebateopenlyItmeansrespectingtheviewsofthosewhomaydisagreewiththeviewsoftheirgovernmentsItmeansnottakingcitizensawayfromtheirlovedonesandjailingthey,mistreatingthem,ordenyingthemtheirfreedomordignitybecauseofthepeacefulexpressionoftheirideasandopinionsInmycountry,werecentlycelebratedthethanniversaryofwomen’ssuffrageIttookyearsafterthesigningofourDeclarationofIndependenceforwomentowintherighttovoteIttookyearsoforganizedstruggleonthepartofmanycourageouswomenandmenItwasoneofAmerica’smostdivisivephilosophicalwarsButitwasalsoabloodlesswarSuffragewasachievedwithoutashotbeingfiredWehavealsobeenreminded,inVJDayobservanceslastweekend,ofthegoodthatcomeswhenmenandwomenjointogethertocombattheforcesoftyrannyandbuildabetterworldWehaveseenpeaceprevailinmostplacesforahalfcenturyWehaveavoidedanotherworldwarButwehavenotsolvedolder,deeplyrootedproblemsthatcontinuetodiminishthepotentialofhalftheworld’spopulationNowitistimetoactonbehalfofwomeneverywhereIfwetakeboldstepstobetterthelivesofwomen,wewillbetakingboldstepstobetterthelivesofchildrenandfamiliestooFamiliesrelyonmothersandwivesforemotionalsupportandcarefamiliesrelyonwomenforlaborinthehomeandincreasingly,familiesrelyonwomenforincomeneededtoraisehealthychildrenandcareforotherrelativesAslongasdiscriminationandinequitiesremainsocommonplacearoundtheworldaslongasgirlsandwomenarevaluedless,redless,fedlast,overworked,underpaid,notschooledandsubjectedtoviolenceinandoutoftheirhomesthepotentialofthehumanfamilytocreateapeaceful,prosperousworldwillnotberealizedLetthisConferencebeourandtheworld’scalltoactionAndletusheedthecallsothatwecancreateaworldinwhicheverywomanistreatedwithrespectanddignity,everyboyandgirlislovedandcaredforequally,andeveryfamilyhasthehopeofastrongandstablefutureThankyouverymuchMayGodblessyou,yourworkandallwhowillbenefitfromit

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