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Mary Robinson

 

“We mustn’t mark this anniversary by rhetoric, we must try and be more effective. Try and make it a real instrument of women participating at all levels.

Mary Robinson, speaking to the Women’s Learning Partnership, New York, 5 March, 2010

Mary Robinson was born on 21 May 1944. One of her most effective speeches was made to the Women’s Learning Partnership, an international, non-governmental body that works closely with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It works to promote gender equality and to empower men and women around the world, particularly in Muslim countries.

Lessons from Mary Robinson

Balancing diplomacy and the need for straight talk. Mary Robinson’s non-confrontational, friendly style in telling ...

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