Clinton Spotlights Women's Issues

Hillary Clinton wants to help other women crack the glass ceiling. The Washington Post reports that the Secretary of State's recent trip to Africa is the strongest sign yet that she intends to make women's rights her signature issue. Clinton plans to press governments on women's rights abuses and wants to "make women central to U.S. aid programs," as the Post put it. Clinton also said that focusing on women's issues on a policy level, and not treating those issues as "sidelined or subsidiary," could change "the dynamic within governments." Aside from policy goals, Clinton packs her trips abroad with town hall meetings and women's dinners, using her star wattage to draw attention to and provide a platform for women who might otherwise be overlooked.