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Day 15, Charlotte Bunch: MAKERS Celebrates 20 Women of the 1995 UN Conference on Women

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing, we're featuring 20 incredible women on MAKERS who participated in the largest ever international gathering of women.

Charlotte Bunch, an author, professor, and human rights activist, was among the very earliest advocates for the United Nations and the international community to recognize women’s rights as a human rights issue. Through the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, where she is the Founding Director and a senior scholar, Bunch spearheaded the Global Campaign for Women’s Human Rights which succeeded in getting women’s rights as human rights embraced at the United Nations 1993 Vienna Conference on Human Rights and even more strongly embedded into the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.  Bunch has won multiple honors during her career including being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and being selected by President Clinton to receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights.

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