Lecture Description

This lecture explains how feminists around the world have pioneered international standards in women’s rights and human rights from the early twentieth century to today. The lecture begins with the U.S. and Latin American feminists who innovated women’s rights treaties and were critical to pushing women’s and human rights into the 1945 United Nations Charter. It details the continuing work of feminists, especially those from global south, to promoting women’s rights in the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It connects the work of global feminist groups during the Cold War years, the transnational feminist mobilizations of the 1970s and 80s, and the popularization of the idea in the 1990s that “women’s rights are human rights.”


Human Rights Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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