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Midwest Mujeres Heritage Series Presents

Updated: Dec 19, 2023



"Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th — the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status."

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This month's blog series will be about these notable human rights leaders.

  • Poet Fadwa Tuqan

  • Michelle Bachelet

  • Tran Minh Nhat



Poet Fadwa Tuqan

  • Born in Palestine (Nablus in the northern West Bank)1917- 12 December 2003

  • She voiced her rejection of many of these customs in her two-volume autobiography

  • Between 1952 and 2000, she published eight collections of poetry.

  • Selections of her poetry have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Persian, and Hebrew.

  • She was awarded several prizes and medals, including the annual Sulayman Arar Poetry Prize; the prize of the Union of Jordanian Writers in 1983; the Sultan Uways Prize of the United Arab Emirates in 1989; the Jerusalem Medal of the PLO in 1990; the prize of the World Festival of Contemporary Writing, Salerno, Italy, in 1992; the Tunisian cultural medal of 1996; and the PLO prize for literature in 1997.

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