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martedì, Luglio 23, 2024

G7: UN Women, “Every G7 country should have a feminist foreign policy”

BIARRITZ, AUGUST 23 – Every G7 country should have a feminist foreign policy. In an op-ed published on The Guardian, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, President/CEO of Women Deliver Katja Iversen, and Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign Michael Kaufman urge countries to ditch archaic and discriminatory laws and promote empowerment.

“The sheer tenacity of women raising their voices and organising for fundamental change has been, and will continue to be, the driving force for achieving women’s rights and a gender-equal world. Yet we cannot ignore the fundamental role that governments can play in either promoting or thwarting change. That is why the four of us accepted French president Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to join 32 colleagues to form a G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council“, the four women leaders said announcing that, on Sunday, they will present a package of recommended laws focused on ending gender-based violence; ensuring inclusive, equitable, and quality health and education; promoting the economic empowerment of women; and combating discrimination, ensuring full gender equality in policies and public life: “In each area we point to laws from around the world that illustrate the type of action countries should take”.

Their recommendations will be included in President Macron’s call on world leaders to ditch discriminatory laws and enact legal reforms that accelerate progress for girls, women and gender equality: “We encourage not only the G7, but all governments to join what France is calling ‘the Biarritz Partnership‘ and adhere to international agreements relating to women’s rights”. (@OnuItalia)

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