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Women’s Rights Activists Applaud Outcome Of U.N. Commission On Women

Huffington Post: United Nations Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality
Alexander Sanger, chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council

“After two weeks of intense negotiations, the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ended early Saturday morning with a strong call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women in order to achieve sustainable development. … The Commission specifically called for a stand-alone goal on gender equality, a move that was applauded by women’s rights activists. … The governments also called for efforts to ensure that women’s rights and health obtain the prominence they deserve in the next global development framework. … Women’s health and rights organizations applauded governments who stood up for the rights of all individuals to live free of violence, discrimination, and barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services, particularly for girls…” (3/25).