The Universality of Human Rights

Kavita Ramdas, Global Fund for Women

Ramdas answers the questions, “How to approach womens’ rights in other countries, without seeming an activist?”; “What are the universalities of human rights?” GFW has found that women in their respective countries are extremely good judges of what issues are most important, what risks are involved, and the best ways to address these problems without creating direct confrontation or conflict. They often fund groups of women, rather than individuals. Women’s issues that are the most controversial around the world include: lesbian rights, reproductive health, abortion rights.