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Who Mistreats Women?

- August 27, 2015

As Clinton Makes A Desperate Attack Comparing GOP Candidates To Terrorists, A Look At The Women's Rights Records Of Some Of The Clinton Foundation's Donors

Yesterday, Clinton Outrageously Compared Republicans' Views On Women To That Of Terrorist Groups. CLINTON: "Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people that don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take coming from republicans who want to be the President of the United States. Yet they espouse out of date and out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Cleveland, OH, 8/27/15)

THOUGH CLINTON MAKES ABSURD CHARGES ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS AGAINST REPUBLICANS, HER FAMILY FOUNDATION ACCEPTED DONATIONS FROM COUNTRIES WITH ALARMING WOMEN'S RIGHTS RECORDS

After Clinton Stepped Down As Secretary And Joined The Clinton Foundation, It "Dropped Its Self-Imposed Ban On Collecting Funds From Foreign Governments And Is Winning Contributions At An Accelerating Rate…" "The Clinton Foundation has dropped its self-imposed ban on collecting funds from foreign governments and is winning contributions at an accelerating rate, raising ethical questions as Hillary Clinton ramps up her expected bid for the presidency." (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Foreign Government Gifts To Clinton Foundation On The Rise," The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/15)

Earlier This Year, Clinton Found Herself "Under Attack" For Her Foundation's Acceptance Of Donations From "Countries Known For Violence Against Women And For Denying Them Many Basic Freedoms." "Instead, as Mrs. Clinton commemorates her 1995 women's rights speech in Beijing in back-to-back events in New York, she finds herself under attack for her family foundation's acceptance of millions of dollars in donations from Middle Eastern countries known for violence against women and for denying them many basic freedoms." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

  • The Clinton Foundation Has Accepted Millions In Foreign Donations From Countries That "The State Department Has Faulted Over Their Records On Sex Discrimination And Other Human-Rights Issues." "But the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei - all of which the State Department has faulted over their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Faces Test Of Record As Women's Advocate," The New York Times, 3/8/15)

The Foundation Accepted Millions In Contributions From Foreign Governments During Clinton's Time As Secretary Of State

"The Clinton Foundation Accepted Millions Of Dollars From Seven Foreign Governments During Hillary Rodham Clinton's Tenure As Secretary Of State…" "The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday."(Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Foreign Governments Gave Millions To Foundation While Clinton Was At State Dept.," The Washington Pos t , 2/25/15)

  • "Some Of The Donations Came From Countries With Complicated Diplomatic, Military And Financial Relationships With The U.S. Government…" "Some of the donations came from countries with complicated diplomatic, military and financial relationships with the U.S. government, including Kuwait, Qatar and Oman." (Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "Foreign Governments Gave Millions To Foundation While Clinton Was At State Dept.," The Washington Post , 2/25/15)

MULTIPLE MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONS THAT HAVE DONATED TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION HAVE DEPLORABLE RECORDS ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Saudi Arabia

Including A Contribution In 2014, The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Contributed Up To $25 Million To The Clinton Foundation. ("Contributor And Grantor Information," The Clinton Foundation, Accessed 8/27/15)

According To The State Department's 2014 Human Rights Report On Saudi Arabia, Spousal Rape Is Not Recognized As A Crime. "Rape is a criminal offense under sharia with a wide range of penalties from flogging to execution. …. Consequently, due to the legal and social penalties, authorities brought few cases to trial. The law does not recognize spousal rape as a crime." (U.S. Department Of State, Saudi Arabia 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p.41)

Report: "Women Continued To Face Significant Discrimination Under Law And Custom, And Many Remained Uninformed About Their Unequal Rights." "Women continued to face significant discrimination under law and custom, and many remained uninformed about their unequal rights. Although they may legally own property and are entitled to financial support from their guardian, women have fewer political or social rights than men, and society treats them as unequal members in the political and social spheres." (U.S. Department Of State, Saudi Arabia 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 43)

  • Report: "Women Have Fewer Political Or Social Rights Than Men, And Society Treats Them As Unequal Members In The Political And Social Spheres." "Although they may legally own property and are entitled to financial support from their guardian, women have fewer political or social rights than men, and society treats them as unequal members in the political and social spheres." (U.S. Department Of State, Saudi Arabia 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 43)
  • Report: "Women Also Faced Discrimination In Courts, Where The Testimony Of One Man Equals That Of Two Women." (U.S. Department Of State, Saudi Arabia 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 44)

United Arab Emirates

Including A Contribution In 2014, The United Arab Emirates Contributed Up To $5 Million To The Clinton Foundation. ("Contributor And Grantor Information," The Clinton Foundation, Accessed 8/27/15)

The State Department's 2014 Human Rights Report Found That The UAE's Penal Code "Does Not Address Spousal Rape" And That Men Are Permitted "To Use Physical Means, Including Violence, At Their Discretion Against Female And Minor Family Members." "The law criminalizes rape, and it is punishable by death under the penal code. The penal code does not address spousal rape. The penal code allows men to use physical means, including violence, at their discretion against female and minor family members." (U.S. Department Of State, United Arab Emirates 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 20)

  • Report: "In General The Government Did Not Enforce Domestic Abuse Laws Effectively, And Domestic Abuse Against Women, Including Spousal Abuse, Remained A Problem." (U.S. Department Of State, United Arab Emirates 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 20)
  • Report: " Additionally, Female Victims Of Rape Or Other Sexual Crimes Faced The Possibility Of Prosecution For Consensual Sex Instead Of Receiving Assistance From Government Authorities." (U.S. Department Of State, United Arab Emirates 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 20)

Report: "Women Faced Legal And Economic Discrimination." (U.S. Department Of State, United Arab Emirates 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 21)

Oman

Including A Contribution In 2014, The Sultanate Of Oman Contributed Up To $5 Million To The Clinton Foundation. ("Contributor And Grantor Information," The Clinton Foundation, Accessed 8/27/15)

The State Department's 2014 Human Rights Report Found That Oman "Does Not Explicitly Ban Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting." "The law does not explicitly ban female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The government, however, prohibits FGM/C in hospitals and clinics." (U.S. Department Of State, Oman 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 15)

  • Report: "The Law Does Not Specifically Address Domestic Violence." (U.S. Department Of State, Oman 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 15)

Report: "The Government Did Not Support International Or Domestic Human Rights Organizations Operating In The Country…" "The government did not support international or domestic human rights organizations operating in the country, but it invited the UN special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to visit the country." (U.S. Department Of State, Oman 2014 Human Rights Report, Accessed 6/25/15, p. 14)


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