Women’s Rights Activists, U.N. Official Call For Greater Leadership, More Progress On Gender Equality

The Guardian: Women’s rights activists call for U.N. to protect them in their work
“…At an event on Monday, hosted at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, in New York … three women [activists] called on the U.N. secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to show leadership on defending the rights of female activists, and on member states to act on the resolution passed in 2013 to ensure they are protected in their work…” (Ford, 3/18).

U.N. News Centre: Citing insufficient progress, U.N. official urges more rapid change for gender equality
“A senior United Nations official today stressed the need for more rapid advancements on gender equality, saying the pace of change since the 1995 World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, on many issues has not been sufficient and major disparities between genders remain…” (3/17).