UN Women celebrated Mother’s Day at Women’s Rights National Park

In connection with the worldwide celebration of Mother’s Day, UN Women staff and other motorcyclists took a ride to Seneca Falls’ Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in order to raise awareness of both the importance of the convention and site and the continued fight for gender equality and women’s rights around the world.

UN-Women-Photo credit-Katherine GarciaThe Women Right’s National Park celebrates the site of the historical 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, organized by Reformist leaders such as Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were frustrated by the marginalization of women in the United States. Men were allowed to attend the conference but were asked to remain silent – a very unconventional move at the time. Believed to be the first convention staged by women in the Western hemisphere, it became an important step in the efforts of women to gain greater civil, social and economic rights. It concluded with a bold declaration calling for a range of women’s rights, including the right to vote.

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