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Her Rights

A new generation of women fight for civil rights at home — and around the globe. Follow along and join the #HerRights conversation on social media.


20 years ago, the world pledged to reform laws that hurt women. How's it going?

In September 1995, government delegates (including then-First Lady Hillary Clinton) and NGO activists gathered in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. They agreed on an historic framework to raise the status of women, and a big part of that was aimed at reforming discriminatory laws. Here are some of the worst laws against women still on the books, and some hopeful examples of change.


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