Annual UN women activists’ summit opens

United Nations, Mar 12 (UNI) A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman, who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights.
Addressing the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in a joint speech, Muniba Mazari and Mary Fatiya, both asked for basic social protections to be extended to women and girls around the world, based on need, and in line with their inalienable human rights.
“Being a woman has its challenges. Being in a wheelchair is the cherry on top,” Ms Mazari, who is also the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Pakistan, told several thousand activists, diplomats, and academics gathered in the UN’s General Assembly Hall.

Source: http://www.uniindia.com/annual-un-women-activists-summit-opens/world/news/1525743.html

Posted at: Mar 12 2019 10:45AM

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