Clinton speaks out against Nigerian kidnappings

AP News
Posted: May 22, 2014 10:23 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is calling on people across the world to speak out against the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls.

The Democrat is highlighting violence against women, climate change and economic inequality as areas where people in America and abroad must come together.

Clinton appeared at Boston's Symphony Hall Thursday night. He was honored by the international education organization City Year for his work in national service. As president, Clinton helped create AmeriCorps, the service organization that helps fund City Year.

Clinton is active in Democratic politics, but did not mention the 2014 midterm elections or the next presidential contest. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator, is the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination should she run.