Wednesday, 24. October 2018, Brunei Gallery SOAS, lecture theatre, Women founders of the UN

Who were the delegates who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Join us to hear about Dr. Rebecca Adami's new book, Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, where she unveils little-known facts about the hidden figures who shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and highlights the contributions made by Latin American female delegates and other prominent non-Western female representatives for a more inclusive language than "the rights of Man" in the texts. 
Fatima Sator, who is a research associate at SOAS will also present her research findings on the origins of Gender Equality in the UN charter, as well as the advocacy project she led with her research partner to promote and give greater visibility to the Latin American women who fought for the inclusion of gender equality in the UN Charter.  Their advocacy work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Associated Press, among others. Following the success of the project, a documentary about their journey and the story of Bertha Lutz has been produced by HBO.
Introductions will be made by Dr. Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS. Chairing the event will be Professor Andrea Cornwall, Pro Director of Research.
The event will be hosted on October 24th at 7PM. Mark your calendars!

Women founders of the UN

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