Celebrating Women: Radhika Coomaraswamy

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Radhika Coomaraswamy is under the UN Secretary General as a Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She fought an arranged marriage, and in 1994 served as U.N. Human Rights Commission Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (See: pg. 136, Marie Claire, March 2007). When asked who her role model was, she said Mahatma Gandhi, “the idea of fighting for justice while maintaining the moral edge over your opponent.” Enough said.

Marieclaire.com

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