Critical Reflections: The Importance of Eleanor Roosevelt

Agent of change, humanitarian, social justice activist, Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most influential women in the US history, widow of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Attend this event to understand a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights for African-Americans, social activism and her role as a first woman US delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. As the Chair of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafting committee, she was key to this international document stating basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

Come to learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a milestone document in the history of human rights. It sets out, for the first time, 30 fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The aim is to promote understanding of how the UDHR empowers all, to encourage further reflection on the ways that you all can stand up for human rights, and to examine current issues related to human rights.