Human Rights are Women’s Rights, and Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Lissa Muscatine, Writer, Bookstore Owner and Former Chief Speechwriter to Hillary Clinton, and Susan Bailey, Professor Emerita for Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, discuss their experience at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. The momentous occasion brought together women across the globe who were inspired to action by Hillary Clinton’s keynote speech which proclaimed, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights.”


  • Susan Bailey, Professor Emerita of Women's and Gender Studies and Education, Wellesley College; Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women (1985-2010)
    For 25 years Susan served as the Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and Education at Wellesley College.
  • Stacie Goddard, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Paula Phillips Bernstein ’58 Faculty Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
    Stacie Goddard researches issues of international security with a specific focus on legitimacy, rising powers, and territorial conflict.
  • Lissa Muscatine, Writer and Bookstore Owner, Politics and Prose Bookstore
    Lissa Muscatine is co-owner of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.