A biography of WEDO founder, Bella Abzug. Originally published by Routledge in Jewish Women in America, eds. Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore.

Born in the Bronx on 24 July 1920, Bella Savitzky Abzug predated the women’s right to vote by one month. A fighter for justice and peace, equal rights, human dignity, environmental integrity and sustainable development, Bella Abzug’s work and vision have advanced human goals and political alliances worldwide. Most recently, as co-creator and co-chair of a global organization, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Bella galvanized and helped transform the United Nations agenda regarding women and the environment. WEDO represents the culmination of her lifelong career as public activist and stateswoman.

See full biography here: Bella Abzug by Blanche Wiesen Cook (pdf)

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