Highlights of international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney’s keynote speech at the Texas Conference for Women

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The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do — women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticising one another.

Women’s rights are human rights. Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world.

I’m ashamed as a woman that girls like Nadia can today have their bodies sold and used as battlefields, and I’m ashamed as a woman that we ignore their cries for help.

I think growing up my mother was definitely a role model, she was always a working woman and someone who is independent and cared about her career and cared about being independent but also had balance.

She never lost her femininity and she believed the balance was important and that is something that stuck with me.


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