PUBLISHED BOOKSON WOMEN IN THE UN HISTORY

WOMEN AND THE UDHR

WOMEN AND THE UDHR

WOMEN AND THE UDHR
Dedicated to any woman or girl who aspires to reach higher.
WOMEN AND THE UN

WOMEN AND THE UN

WOMEN AND THE UN
A critical history of women shaping human rights at the United Nations.
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RESEARCH ARTICLES

The Swedish Middle Way and UN Experiences in Domestic Politics

This paper distinguishes Swedish feminist internationalists in the early Cold War years appointed to high positions at the United Nations (UN) whose political commitments were connected to pluralism, democracy, and a solidarity with the poor..

Revisiting the Past: Human Rights Education and Epistemic Justice

Epistemic injustice in human rights education (HRE) can be found in a colonial historical trajectory of human rights that rests on accounts of western agency only. Such narratives overshadow the legacy of Indian and Pakistani freedom fighters and Latin American feminists..

Intersectional dialogue - Analyzing power in reaching a Universal Declaration of Human Rights on conflicting grounds

The concept of “intersectional dialogue” is developed in the article to analyze intersections of power in dialogue, specifically in analyzing the relations between the particular and the universal in the..

On Subalternity and Representation: Female and Post Colonial Subjects Claiming Universal Human Rights in 1948

Recent research has questioned the dominant narrative of human rights as a Western project, by re-reading the drafting of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, as rooted in..

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."

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"The counter-narrative I seek to provide fills a gap in studies on human rights and women in history, tracing the notion of human rights to the UDHR as historically anchored in the political and economic struggles for emancipation of women throughout the world after the Second World War"
OTHER MATERIAL

A CHANGED NARRATIVE AT THE UN

Open Global Rights

Open Global Rights

"Critical human rights theory has problematized the dominant narrative of European western male rights."
UDHR 70 years celebration

UDHR 70 years celebration

"Photo Exhibit at the UN Headquarters in New York opened by the UN Secretary General."
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

"The role of women in shaping the Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
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"Human Rights Day: Women left inedible mark on UN Declaration"

Revista Haz

“¡Yo también tengo un sueño!”

India Times Now

”Proud moment: Four Indian women hailed at UN for work for gender equality, women's rights”
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CGTN World News

”Human Rights Day: Women left indelible mark on UN Declaration”

Hindustan Times

”Indian women pioneers at UN hailed as upholders of women’s rights”

Mission permanente de la France auprés des Nations Unies à New York

“Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux et René Cassin : leurs contributions aux droits de l’Homme”

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Rebecca Adami, Associate Professor at the Department of Education, Stockholm University

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