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Rodham Clinton Discusses Women’s Rights While in Turkey

During a goodwill trip through Southeastern Europe, Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of the need to increase opportunities for women stating, “where women prosper, countries prosper.” Noting that “much remains to be done” to advance women’s rights in every country, including the United States, Rodham Clinton commented that Kemal Ataturk, founder of the secular Turkish republic in 1923 “was ahead of his time in believing that women were vital to the progress of society.” Speaking to Turkish business leaders, Rodham Clinton said, “If we provide more opportunity for women, we unleash the potential of women and men to cooperate, to work together, to be able to be the kind of democratic citizens that our world so desperately needs.”

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: Reuters - March 27, 1996

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