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Hillary Clinton: Women's Rights Are Men's Responsibility, Too

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton joins Melinda Gates in a discussion at New York University and moderated by Chelsea Clinton concerning the use of data to advance the global progress for women and girls on February 13, 2014 in New York City. The discussion, in front of an audience of NYU faculty and students, touched on ways to get more women in positions of power in both business and government. The event also marked the launch of a new partnership between the Clint | Spencer Platt via Getty Images

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that men are also responsible for advancing rights and opportunities for women around the world.

The former secretary of state says "it's not a women's issue" but, in her words, "a responsibility that we all share."

On Tuesday, Clinton presided over Georgetown University's annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. She says it's not a mistake but a message that all three winners are men.

Clinton is contemplating a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

The former first lady says that everyone suffers when women are marginalized and that everyone benefits when women and girls have a chance to participate fully alongside men and boys in all facets of life, including politics.

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