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Author Adami, Rebecca, author

Title Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights / By Rebecca Adami
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Series Routledge research in gender and history ; 32
Routledge research in gender and history ; 32
Contents The San Francisco Conference : a call to all women -- A charter signed by women -- The United Nations 1946 : will women have a say? -- The Commission on Human Rights or the "rights of man" -- The Commission on the Status of Women on Sisterhood -- A lack of acknowledgement : men trumps all human beings -- The Commission on Human Rights pressured to consider the rights of women -- The Third Committee : rights in the private realm -- The socialist dissent : a surprising support for women? -- Is a vote in the general assembly a vote for the people?
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Rebecca Adami is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education, Stockholm University and Associate Researcher at SOAS University of London
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Subject United Nations Human Rights Council.
United Nations. General Assembly. Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- History.
Women (International law) -- History.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018034203
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