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The lesser-told stories of the women who are behind international Human Rights Day

Hansa Mehta was one of the few women involved in crafting the Universal Declaration of Human rights, and in the end her biggest impact came from changing one word.

She pushed to replace the phrase: “All men are born free and equal” with “All human beings are born free and equal” in Article 1 of the declaration.

  • Zena Chamas
  • ABC News

It was 72 years ago that the United Nations General Assembly in Paris…

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