Feminism is a Human Right: Honoring Human Rights Day All Week Long

By Carmen Rios
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…is a human right is a series exploring how the fight for women’s rights is a fight for human rights. By analyzing and referencing the concept of “human rights” through a gender-specific lens, we do the ultimate service to the movement: we make the humanity of women inescapable and stress the intersectionality of the human race’s various needs. 

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feature image via Jay Morrison.

Hello, you! It’s International Human Rights Day, which means we’ve got a lot of thinking to do about how to improve the lives of folks around the world. But that takes more than 24 hours – so we’ll be blogging all week about various women’s issues we work on with students around the nation and how they impact our global and local societies. From ending violence to ensuring women have access to abortion across the country and around the globe, we’re excited to break down the issues and remind advocates around the world that Hillary Clinton is still correct, and women’s rights are indeed still human rights.

…is a human right will explore women’s issues through a human rights perspective, and we’ll be posting today through Friday. Check out the posts to learn more about issues, find ways to take action, and get inspired to organize on your own campus around the issues affecting women around the world. Share them all week long using the tag #HumanRightsDay to be part of the ongoing conversation!

It’s the 20th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, and there’s a lot of work left to do. What better way to celebrate than taking action?

By Carmen Rios

Carmen splits her time disparately between feminist rabble-rousing, writing, public speaking, and flower-picking. She is currently Communications Coordinator at the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Straddleverse and Feminism Editor at Autostraddle, and a writer with FORCE. Carmen is a SPARK alum and former Managing Editor of THE LINE Campaign blog. She's part of an oncoming anthology about girls' activism.

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