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Day 7, Felice Gaer: 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.

Since 1999, Felice Gaer has been the Vice-Chair on the United Nations Committee Against Torture. She is the first American to serve on this body. Gaer has also served on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, having been nominated by President Clinton, and re-nominated by Presidents Bush and Obama.

In 1995, Gaer traveled to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a special advisor on the U.S. delegation. Today, Gaer serves as the director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights for the American Jewish Committee. 

Check back here as we unveil more stories from these incredible women, as part of a special countdown culminating in the announcement of a MAKERS surprise.

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