Governments Must Recognize Women’s Rights, Address Gender Equality, HRW Expert Says

Human Rights Watch: World Leaders Should Champion Gender Equality
Nisha Varia, advocacy director in the Women’s Rights Division at HRW, discusses the importance of addressing gender equality and empowering women and girls, writing, “[Governments] need to recognize that women’s rights are not secondary but integral to addressing the Covid-19 pandemic, looming economic recession, armed conflict, elections, and climate change. Addressing the gender impact of these issues, promoting women’s leadership, and backing up commitments with real economic resources and political will at all levels are essential” (9/30).

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