Hillary Clinton calls for women to face “no ceilings” at an event focused on gender equality and women’s rights.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MARCH 9, 2015) (REUTERS) – Hillary Clinton warned that there is still a long way to go to reach gender equality at an event on Monday (March 9).
The event marked the release of the “No Ceilings Full Participation Report,” which used data collected by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in hopes of accelerating the pace of change for women and girls.
“This isn’t just a story about women and girls. It is a unviersal story about the kind of world we want for our children and grandchildren. The good news based on 20 years of data from more than 190 countries collected by the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation through the No Ceilings project is that there has never been a better time in history to be born female. The gains that Chlesea and Melinda spoke about show that progress is possible. But that’s just part of the story. The data also shows how far we still have to go,” Clinton told the audience.
Widely considered the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton did not mention her own bid to lift the glass ceiling in the election.
She also made no mention of her use of a private email account for official business while serving as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.
Clinton has come under fire for gaps in the emails she provided to a congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.