And Now, for Some Good News
Today on International Human Rights Day, VitalVoices.org is honoring three SHERos with the Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award.
Guess who one of them is?
Renewing our commitment to public service, women’s leadership, and human rights, The Courage to Lead: A Global Summit for Women Leaders honors women who have championed human rights. The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project will on December 10 present U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award in Human Rights for her commitment to ensuring that women’s rights are recognized as human rights. Vital Voices Global Leadership Award honoree and Cambodian Member of Parliament Mu Sochua will join Somali Peace Activist Asha Hagi in receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Leadership Award.
More on Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights here.
May I just say that I am so happy for these women, and especially for Hillary, who broke new ground in China in 1995 when she declared, "Women's rights are human rights."
Brava, brava to the SHERos honored today!
About Mo Sochua
About Asha Hagi