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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Conference

Twenty years ago, Hillary Clinton gave a groundbreaking speech at the largest international gathering of women in the world.

In her speech she delivered at the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing, Clinton forcefully declared that "women's rights are human rights," a popular mantra of the women's rights movement.

"It is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights," Clinton said to delegates from more than 180 countries. "If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all."

Watch her incredible full speech below and stay tuned as we showcase 20 women over the next 20 days who were part of the conference, in a special countdown to an upcoming MAKERS surprise.

Join our conversation with our hashtag #OnceAndForAll

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