Today I want us to talk a little about the idea that our rights go back in time (Yes, I really liked history classes). Today as human beings we have the settled idea of established rights for which our generations did not have to fight. In this post today and for several days I want to show you the WOMEN who shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose work was essential when forming the document. I will show you their contributions to the inclusion of women in the Universal Declaration.
Today's distinguished lady is: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
First lady of the United States of America from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed, in 1946, as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by United States President Harry S. Truman. She served as the first Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and played an instrumental role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At a time of increasing East- West tensions, Eleanor Roosevelt used her enormous prestige and credibility with both superpowers to steer the drafting process toward its successful completion. In 1968, she was posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize.
Her biggest contribution:
This Declaration was to be called "Rights of Man", but Eleanor Roosevelt, considered that the term excluded women and managed to get it entitled, "Human Rights" instead.