8/28/2013 -- CNN -- "Women have a dream, too" Equality Now Global Director Yasmeen Hassan on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech.
"Indeed, the gender and race equality movements have very similar agendas. What Martin Luther King fought for in the early 1960s is similar to what we are fighting for today – nothing more complex than the ability to fully participate in and contribute to society, without the threat of violence or discrimination.... Like Martin Luther King’s dream of race equality – a battle that is still ongoing – our challenge today is to make the world understand that ensuring equality is the right thing to do, the smart thing to do and a solution to many of the world’s problems." [read more]
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