U.S. Delegation To U.N. Commission On The Status Of Women Might Support Stances Of Conservative Nations, Including Those Listed On Trump’s Travel Ban
The Guardian: U.S. may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at U.N. gender talks
“U.S. negotiators at this week’s U.N. Commission on the Status of Women could find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s worst violators of women’s rights, activists have warned. … In the first real test of the Trump administration’s stance on women’s rights on the international stage, the U.S. delegation may find itself firmly aligned with conservative countries including Iran, Sudan, and Syria — among the six countries targeted in Trump’s revised travel ban. These countries are notorious in their attempts to water down language on women’s rights — not least on sexual and reproductive health, what constitutes a family, and the protection of female activists — during the annual CSW discussions, which begin on Monday…” (Ford, 3/13).