Women Founders of the UN with Dr Rebecca Adami and Fatima Sator by SOAS Radio published on 2018-11-04T15:42:59Z In her new book, Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Rebecca Adami highlights the contributions made by Latin American female delegates and other prominent non-Western female representatives who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Intrigued by the history of gender equality in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dr. Adami dedicated her research to uncover the hidden figures who pushed for more inclusive language in the texts, such as the clause " ...faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small", where the first draft did not mention the word “women”. Fatima Sator, a research associate at SOAS will also present her research findings on the origins of Gender Equality in the UN charter, as well as the advocacy project she led with her research partner to promote and give greater visibility to the Latin American women who fought for the inclusion of gender equality in the UN Charter. Their advocacy work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Associated Press, among others. Following the success of the project, a documentary about their journey and the story of Bertha Lutz has been produced by HBO.