New UN campaign to involve young people in the fight against gender equality
UNITED NATIONS: The Office Of The ' Monday Launched A Campaign Day To Nominate A Young Generation Of Women And Men To The Gender Equality Campaign Prior To The 25th Anniversary Of The Conference That Adopted The Only International Platform To Be Reached. S Rights And Empowerment.
UN Women Has The New Generation Equality: Realizing Women ' Rights For A Equal Future At A Press Conference Where Public Events Were Also Scheduled To Approve The 150-Page Platform For Action To Achieve Gender Equality By 189 Governments At The 1995 Beijing Conference Of Women '
Today, Nearly 25 Years After The Beijing Historic Conference, The Reality That No Country Can Claim To Have Achieved Gender Equality Said A Statement From The Executive Director Of UN Women ' Despite Some Progress, The Real Change For The Most Women And Girls In The World Is Too Slow And We See A Significant Relapse In Many Places.
Women Continue To Be Discriminated Against And Their Contributions Undervalued, She Added." They Work More, Earn Less And Have Fewer Choices About Their Body, Livelihood And Future Than Men - And They Experience Multiple Forms Of Violence At Home, At Work And In Public Space."
Mlambo-Ngcuka Said The General Equality Campaign Is To Accelerate Systematic Change From Across Laws, Policies, And Obsolete Mindsets That Do Not Let Women Vote, Choice And Safety Longer. "
UN Women ' S Deputy Director, Asa Regner, Said At The Press Conference That Positive Results Have Been Recorded Since Beijing. She Pointed To A Record Number Of Girls In School, Better Access To Health Care, A Reduction In Maternal Mortality, More Women In Top Positions In The Business World, And New Efforts To Tackle Violence Against Women And Help Women In Peace Negotiations.
But She Said The Biggest Challenges Were Changing Male Dominated Power Structures That Left Many More Women And Girls Affected By Poverty And Violence.
In Anticipation Of Next Year's Anniversary Events, UN Women Asked All 193 UN Member States To Submit Details And Data On What Their Countries Were Doing To Implement The Beijing Platform In 1995, Regner Said.
As Of Friday, She Said, She Had Received 22 Responses, But Hopes To Answer The Entire Membership. UN Women Plans To Analyze The Data For The Following Year ' S Birthday, She Said.
The Beijing Platform Called For Bold Actions In Twelve Crucial Areas For Women And Girls, Including The Fight Against Poverty And Violence, Improvement Of And Access To Reproductive And Sexual Health Care, And Ensuring That All Girls Receive Training And Women At It. Top Level Sit. Government And The Top Table In Peace Negotiations.
Regner Said Next Year ' Jubilee Events Will Be The UN Commission For The Status Of Women ' S Annual Meeting In March 2020 Dedicated To The Beijing Implementation ' S, A High Level Meeting When World Leaders Gather For Their Annual General Meeting In September 2020 And A Global Gender Equality Forum Co-Hosted By France And In France To Bring Civil Society Representatives And Activists Of All Ages Together To Go To The Looking Future. No Date Has Yet Been Announced For That Event.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Said On Monday Night ' S Opening Of An Exhibition On Women Who Was Part Of The Military Effort Of The Soviet Union ' WWII That We Will Achieve No Peace Or One Of The UN Development Goals For 2030 'Without The Full And Equal Participation Of Women.
Yet We All Know That There Is Still A Distressing Lack Of Power Worldwide, And We Even See A Setback In Some Areas Against Women's Rights." He Said.
Regner Said The Majority Of Countries Prefer Preference In Gender Equality, But There Is Pushback. " There Are Governments And Movements, She Said, That Have" Traditional" Family Values and Other Ideas About Women ' S And Men ' S Roles, Both In Families And In Societies Which Do Not Match International Agreements, And What Women Would Not Necessarily Give Space And Ability To Decide On Their Own Life, Body, Economic Empowerment, Etc.
Regner, A Former Minister Of Sweden, Said That The UN Women's Task # Is To Spur The Implementation Of Beijing And Other Agreements - And" We Will Never Fall Back."