Gender Inequality ‘Overwhelming Injustice’, Says U.N. Secretary General 25 Years After Landmark Beijing Conference On Women
AP: 25 years after U.N. women’s meeting, equality remains distant
“Twenty-five years ago, the world’s nations came together to make sure that half of Earth’s population gained the rights, power, and status of the other half. It hasn’t happened yet. And it won’t anytime soon. In today’s more divided, conservative, and still very male-dominated world, top U.N. officials say the hope of achieving equality for women remains a distant goal. ‘Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face,’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has said. Last week, in his address at the virtual meeting of world leaders at the General Assembly, he said the COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls the hardest…” (Lederer, 10/1).