Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he ‘could destroy it’Hillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false predictionJill Biden redefines role of first ladyMORE called on women on International Womens Day to repair the damage to lead to a better trajectory for womens rights following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During a virtual fundraiser on Monday, Clinton said the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts have set us back across the world on womens rights by disproportionately affecting women.

They have been disproportionately affected by COVID and the economic consequences of it around the world, she said. We’re seeing more women leaving school. We’re seeing more child brides. We’re seeing an increase globally in domestic violence.

As we come out of this pandemic, we all have to pay attention to how we repair the damage and try to get us back on a better trajectory, so we can continue to expand opportunities and full participation for women and girls and every aspect of society and the economy across the globe, the former secretary of State added. 

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman asked Clinton about the international priorities of womens rights 25 years after Clinton’s speech in Beijing in 1995 in which she said, womens rights are human rights.

I would have to answer it this way, we were making progress until COVID, she said, noting progress in education, economies and health care and needed improvement in business.

But COVID has really set us back across the world, Clinton added.

The former secretary of State called attention to the fact that women in countries like ours have lost jobs, access to childcare and schooling for their children.

There’s a lot of making up that needs to happen, she said.

The fundraiser, which also featured Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump White House associate tied to Proud Boys before riot via cell phone dataGreene sounds off on GOP after Hill story’Bloody Sunday’ to be commemorated for first time without John LewisMORE (D-Calif.), centered around women in politics, with the money going to Clintons Onward Together Committee and Pelosis PAC to the Future.

Chrissy Teigen, who introduced Clinton and Pelosi, noted that more than 2 million women have been pushed out of the workforce in the U.S., including nearly 1 million mothers since the pandemic began one year ago.