said that her 8-year-old daughter became distraught as she believed they
weren't going to let her mom in to watch her perform
Muslim Woman Was 'Subjected To Public Humiliation' At Pepsi Centre Where Her Daughter
Was To Sing National Anthem
Judges Will Take Up Issues Relating To Women Entering Any House of Worship Said
Chief Justice of India
Summit: Women’s Empowerment A ‘Game Changer’ For Sustainable Development
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Mohammed, UN Deputy Chief Has Called For Gender Equality
UN Deputy Secretary-General has called for gender equality, women’s empowerment
and women’s rights to be integrated at the heart of global efforts to achieve a
sustainable future for all.
Mohammed was speaking on Monday in Nairobi, where countries are meeting this
week to mark 25 years since the International Conference on Population and
landmark gathering held in Cairo concluded with a Programme of Action “that
placed individual dignity and human rights, including the right to plan one’s
family, at the very heart of development”, according to the UN Population Fund
marriage is a #humanrights violation that threatens the health and lives of
girls around the world.
Mohammed acknowledged that although “significant gains” have been made since
its adoption, progress is fragile and millions are being left behind.
world is still a difficult, and often dangerous, place for hundreds of millions
of women and girls,” she stated.
make it even more complex, leaders across constituencies are reneging the
promise of Cairo, the promise to secure a just future for our youth especially
UN deputy chief outlined some of the tragedies that befall women and girls
across the world, including dying during childbirth and being forced into early
the same time, five million pregnant women displaced by conflict or disaster
require medical care, while more than 230 million women worldwide cannot
prevent pregnancy because “they do not have access to the contraceptives they
need and have a right to.”
Mohammed said the Programme of Action “has never been more relevant” in the
current era of urbanization, increased migration, and rising population.
urgently need to mobilize political and financial momentum to advance the ICPD
agenda, particularly around harnessing the demographic dividend, reducing
preventable maternal and child mortality and the unmet need for family
planning, and eliminating violence and harmful practices against women and
girls,” she said.
independent UN human rights experts are also pressing countries to reaffirm
their commitments and “fulfil the ambitious commitments” made in Cairo.
push back against women’s rights from religious fundamentalists and political
conservatives that oppose women’s rights are particularly acute in the area of
sexual and reproductive health and rights,” they said in a statement.
States’ clear human rights obligations in these areas, the strong opposition
discourse seeks to retreat from the ambitions of the ICPD agenda, challenging
women’s right to equality and relegating a woman’s role to only the family and
empowerment central to sustainable development
years ago, world leaders meeting at the UN adopted the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) to create a more equitable and just world by 2030.
will only be possible when the promise made to millions of women and girls 25
years ago is fulfilled, according to Ms. Mohammed.
as we enter a Decade of Action for the delivery of the SDGs, let us seize this
opportunity to build momentum and firmly integrate gender equality, women’s
empowerment and women’s rights at the heart of our efforts to implement the
2030 Agenda,” she said.
Muslim Woman Was 'Subjected To Public Humiliation' At Pepsi Centre Where Her
Daughter Was To Sing National Anthem
-- Gazella Bensreiti says out of all the times she has visited the Pepsi
Center, this one was different.
I entered Will Call the security person that was working immediately waved at
me and told me that I had to 'take that thing off' of my head," she said
during a news conference outside the Colorado Muslim Society Wednesday morning.
"thing" the security person was referring to was Bensreiti's hijab.
responded right away and told her that this was not just a head covering, it
was for religious purposes, to which she responded that she didn't care,"
was with her daughter who was performing the National Anthem with her school
choir for the Denver Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center when she was told she had
to remove the Islamic headscarf.
said she was willing to remove her hijab in a more private setting but was
denied. She then asked to speak to a supervisor.
then went and asked her supervisor and came back out and ushered me in without
making eye contact," Bensreiti recounted.
reached out to the Pepsi Center about this story, but we did not hear back.
They sent our partners at the Denver Post a statement saying in part,
look forward to engaging in honest discourse that leads to greater awareness
and an opportunity to further celebrate the diversity that makes Denver such a
special place. While the matter is still under review, we are taking steps to
modify our screening process and provide additional education for our staff.
Bensreiti says she forgives the woman who did this to her.
do forgive the woman who did this to me because it came from a place of
ignorance, but I implore her to educate herself and others like her to become
educated on these things."
Judges Will Take Up Issues Relating To Women Entering Any House Of Worship Said
Chief Justice Of India
DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court will set law on women´s entry into temples
and mosques after being asked to review its decision lifting a ban on some
women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state.
court deferred a decision on petitions seeking a review of its 2018 ruling to
lift a ban on women of menstruating age entering the temple grounds.
Justice Ranjan Gogi said Thursday seven judges will take up issues relating to
women entering any house of worship.
Sabarimala temple bars women age 10 to 50 from its grounds. It says the
celibacy of the temple's presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is protected by India's
constitution and women of all ages can worship at other Hindu temples. Some
Hindu figures consider menstruating women to be impure.
summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development
global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women,
girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, UN Deputy
Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told world leaders meeting in Nairobi on
Kenyan capital is hosting a three-day summit to mark 25 years since the
landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
conference, held in Cairo, produced a Programme of Action which recognized that
reproductive health, women's empowerment and gender equality are critical to
Mohammed said it must be carried forward: “Achieving gender equality and
women’s empowerment and upholding women’s rights is a game changer - for
poverty-reduction, inclusive growth, democratic governance, peace and justice,”
Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved until women, girls and young
people are able to control their bodies and their lives, and live free of
violence. The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children is a
human right that can bolster economic and social development.”
Ms. Mohammed, the Nairobi Summit is also an opportunity to mobilize political
and financial momentum towards realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
adopted by world leaders in 2015.
year will see the start of a Decade of Action ahead of the 2030 deadline.
must continue to work even harder
towards preventable maternal and child mortality, achieving the unmet need for
family planning, and eliminating violence and harmful practices against women
and girls everywhere, not least in humanitarian and fragile settings,” the UN
deputy chief told the gathering.
too many are still being left behind, Ms. Mohammed called for action.
of millions of women and girls are still waiting for the promise to be kept.
They have been waiting long enough,” she said.
time for urgent and transformative change as we enter the decade of action to
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