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Mary Robinson
(1944-____) born on
May 21
Irish political leader. She was the first woman elected to be the President of Ireland, 1990.
         
   
F
I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system.

R
The fifth province is not anywhere here or there, north or south, east or west. It is a place within each of us. It is that place that is open to the other, that swinging door which allows us to venture out and others to venture in.
A
The aim of human rights, if I may borrow a term from engineering, is to move beyond the design and drawing-board phase, to move beyond thinking and talking about the foundations stones - to laying those foundation stones, inch by inch, together.
N
A culture is not an abstract thing. It is a living, evolving process. The aim is to push beyond standard-setting and asserting human rights to make those standards a living reality for people everywhere.
K
In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: News item, 1990.
R: In "Independent," 19 May 1991.
A: Statement at Stanford University, 3 Nov 99.
N: Statement at Stanford University, 3 Nov 99.
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
   


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