Tuesday, March 10, 2015

United Nations: World leaders pledge to achieve gender equality by 2030

 Ministers adopt declaration at UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, though women’s groups say it lacks the transformative agenda required
      World leaders have pledged action to fully implement laws designed to protect women’s rights and end discriminatory practices, following weeks of closed-door discussions that have been criticised by women’s rights activists.
At the opening of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on Monday, government ministers adopted a political declaration confirming their commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030. However, almost 1,000 women’s rights and feminist groups issued a statement attacking the lack of transparency in the discussions around the declaration, which they said had resulted in a document that lacked ambition.
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