Women’s Rights are Human Rights

You all know that Hillary Clinton famously declared at the UN Conference on Women in Beijing that Women’s Rights are Human Rights—and now you can meet the woman, Charlotte Bunch, who brought that lesson home. She has inspired women around the world and provided continuing leadership training to bring sorely needed change.

Come meet Charlotte and Roxanna Carrillo Thursday, 5-6 in the Clocktower Lobby; then have dinner in the Courtyard Area, and hear Charlotte speak at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Best known for her activism internationally and at the UN, where she spearheaded the drive for a coordinated office to work globally for women’s equity, Charlotte Bunch moved from being a youthful member of the student and civil rights movements to being president of the ecumenical University Christian Movement, affiliated with the World Student Christian Federation. While she was studying history and political science at Duke, she was already becoming an organizer around the world.

She was the first woman tenured Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. With the dynamic emergence of the Second Wave of Feminism, Charlotte came out; she became part of a famous collective in DC, whose home has recently been named a Historic Landmark.

In 1989,  Charlotte Bunch founded the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.  CWGL lobbied the United Nations and the international community to view women’s rights as a human rights issue: The entity UN Women was established in 2010.

See more about Charlotte Bunch  here. Let’s welcome her and thank Tucker Farley for making this possible!

 

 

One response to “Women’s Rights are Human Rights

  1. What a great speaker to have at Collington. Sadly we will still be away. Any chance of a video?? Very best to all Peter & Jenny Fielding