PODCASTUnited Nations Geneva Library

"In this rich conversation, Dr. Adami shares with us the context of situation post-World War II and tells us the story of how the rights of women were included in the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She introduces us to several of the prominent non-Western women who were behind the negotiations both at the San Francisco Conference and for the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Hansa Jivraj Mehta and Lakshmi Menon from India, Minerva Bernardino from the Dominican Republic, and Begum Shaista Ikramullah from Pakistan."

PODCASTUN News, Paulina Greer

"Only four women were among the 850 international delegates who signed the UN Charter, the foundational document of the global organization, in June 1945.For this episode of UN Gender Focus, Paulina Greer spoke to three researchers who are helping to uncover women’s contribution to the origins of the UN.
Audio Credit Paulina Greer, UN News - Audio 25'20 - Photo Credit UN News/Paulina Greer"

PODCASTRalph Bunch Institute, Ellen Chesler

"The Role of Global South Women in shaping Global Governance. Ellen Chesler interviews Rebecca Adami and Fatima Sator, editor and co-author of Women and the UN: A New History of Women’s International Human Rights..


In her new book, Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Rebecca Adami highlights the contributions made by Latin American female delegates and other prominent non-Western female representatives who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.