Not every professor spends her time outside the confines of the classroom restructuring the agencies of the United Nations. But for internationally renowned women's rights activist Charlotte Bunch, it is just the next item of business on her to do list.
In her many years as an advocate for women's rights, Bunch, a professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and founder of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University, has spearheaded a shift in the image of females around the world, said Meryl Frank, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
"Charlotte Bunch is an enormously important player in the women's equality movement worldwide," Frank said. "Her words ‘women's rights are human rights' made the simple and direct case for women's rights around the world."