Activists Gather at Daily Beast Summit

Prominent women and human-rights activists from across the world gathered in New York this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women in the World: Stories + Solutions summit to discuss the state of women’s rights. The gathering, organized by Tina Brown, co-founder and editor in chief of The Daily Beast, opened Friday with an address by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In 1995, Clinton famously told the United Nations Women’s Conference, "Women's rights are human rights." This weekend she said that progress on that front has been “undeniable, but insufficient.” Other speakers included Queen Rania of Jordan—who discussed the importance of education for girls—presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The summit also featured a special reading of the play SEVEN, a series of monologues about seven activists, performed by Meryl Streep and Marcia Gay Harden.