The global progress on women's rights is "vanishing before our eyes" The UN boss Antonio Guterres says. He also Added that the increasingly goal of gender equality will Take another 300 years to be solved.
"Gender equality is growing more distant. On the current track, UN Women puts it 300 years away,” the United Nations secretary-general said in a General Assembly speech ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, as he launched two weeks of discussions led by the Commission on the Status of Women.
“Women’s rights are being abused, threatened, and violated around the world,” he added, as he ticked off a litany of crises: maternal mortality, girls ousted from school, caregivers denied work and children forced into early marriage.
He highlighted the particularly dire conditions in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, where “women and girls have been erased from public life.”
He did not name other specific countries, but Guterres stressed that “in many places, women’s sexual and reproductive rights are being rolled back (and) in some countries, girls going to school risk kidnapping and assault.”
He called for “collective action” worldwide by the governments, civil society and the private sector to provide gender-responsive education, improve skills training and invest more in “bridging the digital gender divide.”
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