UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues


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“We do urge you to ensure a strong gender basis is built in to your agenda this year, and we urge you to take special care to ensure that the voice and experience of girls and women resonates within your deliberations,” the UN’s Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore told the 17th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which runs 12 April.
Gilmore spoke on behalf of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who has made gender parity and the equal representation of women a centrepiece of his term in office.

Source : http://www.indiablooms.com/ibns_new/world-details/F/10753/un-disability-rights-committee-opens-with-a-call-to-spotlight-gender-issues.html

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