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Clinton: Men also responsible for women's rights

  • Article by: STEVE PEOPLES
  • Associated Press
  • February 25, 2014 - 5:35 PM

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that men are also responsible for advancing rights and opportunities for women around the world.

The former secretary of state says "it's not a women's issue" but, in her words, "a responsibility that we all share."

On Tuesday, Clinton presided over Georgetown University's annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. She says it's not a mistake but a message that all three winners are men.

Clinton is contemplating a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

The former first lady says that everyone suffers when women are marginalized and that everyone benefits when women and girls have a chance to participate fully alongside men and boys in all facets of life, including politics.

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