International Human Rights and Women

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Monday, November 1, 1993
Author: 
Erika Ellertson Barnes
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
11
450
Abstract: 

On October 20, 1993, Geraldine Ferraro testified before the House Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations and Human Rights on the importance of promoting women’s rights as an integral aspect of human rights. The hearing mirrored increased efforts within the international community this year to focus on the particular problem of granting women equal human rights. Ferraro strongly supported the pending State Department bill that would create a permanent advisory position on women’s rights in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs…[more]