World leaders accused of backtracking on gender equality commitments
The Guardian "Final negotiations at Commission on the Status of Women punctuated by claims some governments are trying to dilute finance for equality and sexual pledges. Claims that world leaders are backtracking on their commitment to end gender inequality have emerged on the final day of negotiations at the Commission on the Status of Women.
Several countries are reportedly trying to water down the progressive language on financing for gender equality and sexual and reproductive health rights contained in the draft text of the outcome document. (...) On Wednesday, the Coalition of African Lesbians, a pan-African feminist organisation, said it was “deeply disturbed” by the positions being taken by the Africa group in regard to sexual and reproductive rights." (Photo: Asian Development Bank / flickr)