Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady in US history and she later served as the US delegate to the United Nations. She was the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights and also oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ✊️ #IWD#IWDOurSharedShelf#ADayWithoutAWoman@bookfairiesworldwide
Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector. She was a leading figure in modernism in literature and art in the early 20th century. She wrote Tender Buttons and Three Lives, as well as work dealing with homosexual themes ✊️ #IWD#IWDOurSharedShelf#ADayWithoutAWoman@bookfairiesworldwide
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and humanitarian. Born into slavery in 1822, she escaped and subsequently rescued around seventy enslaved families and friends. After the American civil war she became an active participant in the struggle for women’s suffrage ✊️ #IWD#IWDOurSharedShelf#ADayWithoutAWoman@bookfairiesworldwide
About to set off on day one of the @beautyandthebeast press tour with Team Watson... Hello Paris! Bonjour! I've started a new Instagram called @the_press_tour so you can follow our journey. I hope you enjoy seeing what goes on behind the scenes. It takes a village! Love, Emma
A privilege to attend last night’s DocNYC Film Festival premiere of CITY OF JOY.
The film tells the story of a remarkable centre, City of Joy, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where women who have suffered horrific abuse learn to be leaders. The documentary also explores the friendships between Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monolgoues) and human rights activist - and Director of the City of Joy - Christine Schuler-Deschryver, as they join forces to create this safe haven in the middle of violence-torn Eastern DRC.
It is a powerful and beautiful film about the power of the human spirit and I urge you to seek it out: http://drc.vday.org/about-city-of-joy