Charlotte Bunch

Charlotte Bunch

Charlotte Bunch, founding director and senior scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, will present this year’s Duncan Women’s History Month Lecture at UNCG.

Her talk, titled “Women’s Human Rights Globally: A Retrospective 20 Years After the UN World Conferences in Vienna, Cairo, and Beijing,” will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public.

For four decades, Bunch has been a leading activist, author and organizer in the women’s, civil and human rights movements. She has been a key player in the global campaign to eradicate violence against women and in feminist organizing around the UN World Conferences on Women. Bunch’s accolades include induction into the U.S. National Women’s Hall of Fame, the White House Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and her selection as one of “1000 Women Peace-makers” nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

The annual Duncan Women’s History Lecture is supported by UNCG/Woman’s College alumna Peggy Duncan Jeens, a 1959 history graduate who became an award-winning history teacher. This year’s lecture is sponsored by the UNCG Department of History, the UNCG Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the UNCG International and Global Studies Program.

By Michael Harris