Chelsea Clinton Hopes New Donations and Ideas Can Help Women and Girls Face Increasing Challenges
NEW YORK (AP) The Clinton Global Initiative added gender equity as a pillar of the nonprofits work to sound the alarm about the increasing challenges women and girls currently face, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.
The conference addressed numerous pressing global issues before wrapping up Tuesday evening from food insecurity, which World Food Programme Executive Director Cindy McCain called desperation, to climate change with 160 new monetary commitments announced that could total billions of dollars in new funding.
Whatever the issue -- its connected to women and it falls more heavily on women, Chelsea Clinton said. It also requires us to center women in how we think about what our collective response should be.
She echoed the famous line, Human rights are womens rights and womens rights are human rights, from then First Lady Hillary Clintons speech to the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. However, Chelsea Clinton said that while there has been progress for gender equality since then, weve stalled out in some areas and weve regressed in others.