Archival black and white photo of the ladies from the Sub-commission on the Status of Women sitting on a couch, discussing the documents at hand.

Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration

Eleanor Roosevelt's leading role as Chairperson of the drafting committee of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been well documented. But other women also played essential parts in shaping the document. Some of them, and their contributions to the inclusion of women’s rights in the Universal Declaration, are featured here. (Source: Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Rebecca Adami, Routledge, 2018).


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