Senator Barbara Boxer from CA asked Hillary Clinton at her confirmation hearing if she would make girls and women an important part of her work as Secretary of state. Senator Boxer then held up a photo of a little girl burned by acid in Afghanistan for attending school. She then held up a picture of another young girl who had her eye gouged out by her brothel owner in Asia.
Millions of girls are being denied education right out or they are being terrorized because they refuse to stop attending schools. Millions of girls and women are being sold as sex slaves in brothels all over the world. These women are being killed or maimed by their owners even though they may be as young as 8 years old.
Senator Clinton has promised to make women/girls issues an important part of her state department.