Looking back at decades of activism within the feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements, Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, sees tremendous progress. “I think there’s no question there’s been enormous gains for women’s rights in the last 25 years,” she told a roomful of IWHC supporters at its quarterly Leadership Council luncheon on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Susan Wood, IWHC’s Director of Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, questioned Bunch on the event’s theme, “Perspectives on Global Women’s Rights.”

The wide-ranging discussion included Bunch’s activism at the UN conferences on women in the 90s, her focus on violence against women, and parallels between the LGBT and women’s rights movements.

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