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As most of you know, the subject of this convention equal suffrage for women—is very close to my heart. I believe in active citizenship, for men and women equally, as a simple matter of right and justice. I believe we will have better government in all of our countries when men and women discuss public issues together and make their decisions on the basis of their differing areas of experience and their common concern for the welfare of their families and their world.  >>more...>>

Title:     U.N. Deliberations on Draft Convention on the Political Rights of Women
Author:    Roosevelt, Eleanor
Date:     January 5, 1953

Type:     Article

Listed Under:
Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Women

Notes:     Originally published in Department of State Bulletin, January 5, 1953, pp. 29-32.