International Women’s Movement


Women’s Rights are Human Rights


by Elizabeth Fisher

The International Women’s Movement is a passionate area of interest for me. In September, 1995, I attended the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Women and men from all over the world who were interested in full equality held two conferences, one for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and one for Official Governments. I attended the non-governmental portion of the meeting while the UUSC executive director and board president at the time attended the Official UN Conference.

Following these conferences, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) published a book I co-authored with Linda Mackay, a constituent education specialist then on the staff of the UUSC entitled Gender Justice: Human Rights are Women’s Rights.

The original book is no longer available.  However, any sections can be supplied upon request. Simply click Table of Contents to see samples from the book. If you are interested in any of these sections, contact Elizabeth Fisher at and she will send you the information and exercises you request.

Also available to download now is a guide which Robert Fisher and I have prepared that captures the essentials. It is an invaluable resource for self-education and informing others about the importance of human rights to women. Just click on this link.

Download Guide to Women’s Human Rights





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