NYC: In honor of the International Day for Women in Diplomacy, President of the UNGA Dennis Francis gave Hansa Mehta an homage. a diplomat, leader, and fighter for feminism from India, emphasizing her crucial part in UDHR to make it more inclusive.

Mehta is well known for having effectively argued against allusions to “men” as a collective term for people and was successful in modifying the saying “Every man is born free.” and equal” to “Everyone is free and equal from birth.” in the UDHR’s Article 1.

The UDHR’s adoption of more inclusive wording was a significant turning point in the struggle for women’s and gender parity.

Francis emphasized the day’s significance during a ceremony on gender equality’s importance in diplomacy pointing out that it represents a larger societal advancement in inclusion and observance of the rights of girls and women. Stressing the historical contributions, he of female diplomats who have broken down barriers and improved

Multilateralism across historical periods.

Speaking vehemently on the impact of Hansa Mehta, A painful question asked Francis: “Would the University Is the Declaration of Human Rights still applicable today? Had Hansa Mehta not insisted on changing the first sentence “All men” and “all human beings” are equal and free at birth.

Additionally, the UNGA president reaffirmed the UN’s commitment. diplomats throughout the world, realizing their contribution to creating a world that is more inclusive and just.

Renowned Indian academic and educator Hansa Mehta writer and social reformer. Mehta was born on July 3, 1897, and advocated for women’s rights.

She was an advocate for the rights of women. She oversaw the creation of the “Indian Women’s “Charter of Rights,” which called for gender parity, justice, and rights for women in India.

She participated in the assembly of constituents who wrote the Indian Constitution, a participant in its consultative committee and the basic rights subcommittee. Numerous clauses of the AIWC Charter served as the foundation for clauses of the Indian constitution that are gender-neutral.

Mehta was a trailblazer on the global stage. when creating the UDHR. There was only one other woman. other than Eleanor Roosevelt, a delegate to the United Human Rights Commission of the United Nations.