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Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rebecca Adami (Stockholm University, Sweden)



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10 October 2018
Who were the non-Western women delegates who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from 1945-1948? Which member states did these women represent, and in what ways did they push for a more inclusive language than the rights of Man in the texts? This book provides a gendered historical narrative of human rights from the San Francisco Conference in 1945 to the final vote of the UDHR in the United Nations General Assembly in December 1948. It highlights the contributions by Latin American feminist delegates, and the prominent non-Western female representatives from new member states of the UN.
By:   Rebecca Adami (Stockholm University Sweden)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   32
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   399g
ISBN:   9781138345355
ISBN 10:   1138345350
Series:   Routledge Research in Gender and History
Pages:   162
Publication Date:   10 October 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction: A Counter Narrative to Earlier Research 1. The San Francisco Conference - A Call to All Women 2. A Charter Signed by Women? 3. The United Nations 1946 - Will Women Have a Say? 4. The Commission on Human Rights - or the Rights of Man ? 5. The Commission on the Status of Women - on Sisterhood 6. A Lack of Acknowledgement - Men Trumps All Human Beings 7. The Commission on Human Rights Pressured to Consider the Rights of Women 8. The Third Committee - Rights in the Private Realm 9. The Socialist Dissent - A Surprising Support for Women? 10. Is a Vote in the General Assembly a Vote for the People? Epilogue: On Female Representation in the United Nations

Rebecca Adami is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education, Stockholm University and Associate Researcher at SOAS University of London.

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