Ellen Chesler

Ellen Chesler is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute in New York City and, most recently, a co-editor with Terry McGovern of "Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World" (London and New York: Routledge Press, 2015).
October 13, 2018 
From 1975 to 1995, the United Nations sponsored four international conferences on women that produced wildly optimistic blueprints for concrete gains. Some people dismiss these forums and the programs for action that they generated as lacking strategies to carry them out. Others insist that the conferences raised awareness, shaped aspirations, fostered activism and, in …

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