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Reforming the UN for Women: Support a Powerful New Agency for Women

September 14, 2009
From the Women’s Resource Centre website:
On Monday 14th September 2009 , at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, the UN General Assembly will decide whether a resolution on the creation of a powerful new UN “agency for women” will be passed. If agreed, this will be a watershed moment for gender equality and women’s rights.

A new agency will improve the UN’s coordination and efforts to fund and promote gender equality, and has the potential to end the ‘suffocating patriarchy’  within the UN.

The agency should have presence in developed as well as developing countries because women’s rights are still widely abused in every country in the world . Therefore, the agency should be accessible to women’s organisations in the UK in order to hold the UK government to account on its gender equality work.

WRC Briefing UN Women’s Agency   PDF 241.91KB

Further Reading

Office for Gender proposed at UN

Stephen Lewis Article

GEAR Article

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