Amal Clooney knows a thing or two about human rights; as an international human rights lawyer, she’s handled cases on behalf of Julian Assange and even to seek justice for the Armenian genocide. But now she’s asserting another facet of human rights: that women’s rights are human rights.
When Clooney spoke at the Texas Conference for Women, The Cut reports that the lawyer made explicit her disdain for misogyny, encouraging women to engage in “‘everyday acts of feminism’ for each other and to support each other at work as in everyday life.”
The Cut reports that Clooney continued her remarks this way:
“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 criticizing one another.”
But in case anyone missed her point the first time around, The Cut says she simplified her point even further by putting women’s rights in a global context.
Speaking on behalf of women spanning the globe, Clooney said, “Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world.”