Woman of the Week – December

Our campaign continues in December as we still want to raise awareness about the achievements of woman that have been often overlooked by history.

With our UN75 Conference this Thursday & Human Right’s Day on Friday, we wanted to celebrate a human rights advocate and UN diplomat – Eleanor Roosevelt!

Eleanor worked tirelessly to promote the rights of women and frequently spoke out against racism. Eleanor Roosevelt was not only a First Lady, she often acted in the President’s place when he was too unwell to do so. Eleanor is remembered for her commitment to desegregation in the U.S. and her promotion of gender and racial equality!

The second week’s #WOTW is Simone de Beauvoir! Simone is considered one of the first feminist writers and became famous with her her work: The Second Sex. Her work was considered scandalous for the late 1940s early 1950s, but much of her opinions are common place today! Today we celebrate the bravery and intellectual ability of Simone de Beauvoir.

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