UN Chief: Gender equality, the ‘unfinished human rights struggle of this century’

UN Chief: Gender equality, the ‘unfinished human rights struggle of this century’

The Generation Equality Forum brings together governments, international organizations, the private sector and young people, in efforts to advance global commitments on gender equality. "The realization of the equal rights of half our population is the unfinished human rights struggle of this century." 

The UN Secretary-General outlined five areas for action as countries recover from the pandemic, starting with protecting women’s equal rights and repealing discriminatory laws. 

He called for special measures and quotas to ensure equal representation, and highlighted the need for equal pay as well as job protection and social protection policies. 

Mr. Guterres urged governments to immediately enact emergency response plans to address the rise in violence against women and girls that has emerged alongside the pandemic, while his final point underscored hope for the future. 

 “Give space to the intergenerational transition that is underway and to the young people who are advocating for a more just and equal world”, he said. 

“We want an opportunity to build a new, feminist economic model that works for women, and a world that is safe for women. Such economic models prioritize both care for people, and care for our planet.” UN Women Executive Director said.  (source: un.org)

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