- Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Photo courtesy of Franklin D. Roosevelt Library via Wikipedia Commons.
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt knew what she was talking about when she said these words. She was the chair of the UN Human Rights Commission and even wrote part of the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt was, of course, also the mother of six.
Mothers have an important role to play in making the world a better place for all children. (more…)
This time last year I was repeating the affirmation, “International moms will write for World Moms Blog.” (I can’t believe I just admitted that.) But, I was really nervous about launching the new blog, and it was nearing November 1st, 2010, my planned launch date.
Today we have over 50 international writers and maintain a wait list for USA writers.
And the list of countries that I hoped to be starting the blog with numbered to just three. It was more difficult than I thought to recruit mothers in other countries who wanted to write.
Today we write from 16 countries.
Back then, I decided our first post had to be from outside the United States, since we had a bunch of USA writers, and many of our first fans were, well, my friends in the US. So, I told Asta Burrows of Norway that she was first up!
And she immediately gave me a confident, “No, you go first!” (more…)