UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday referred to as for an finish to gender inequality which he stated: “should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid.”
Evaluating it to previous “stains” of slavery and colonialism, he stated discrimination in opposition to ladies and ladies remained a significant drawback all over the world.
“From the ridiculing of women as hysterical or hormonal to the routine judgement of women based on their looks; from the myths and taboos that surround women’s natural bodily functions to mansplaining and victim-blaming –- misogyny is everywhere,” he stated at an occasion at The New Faculty College in New York.
“It is time to stop trying to change women, and start changing the systems that prevent them from achieving their potential,” the UN head stated.
“The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality.”
Ending the gender pay hole and repealing legal guidelines that discriminate in opposition to ladies and ladies had been simply two of the areas the UN was concentrating on, the secretary-general famous.
“We must urgently transform and redistribute power if we are to safeguard our future and our planet. That is why all men should support women’s rights and gender equality. And that is why I am a proud feminist.”
As of January 1 this yr, the UN achieved gender parity throughout its senior-most ranks and has pledged to increase this throughout all ranges by 2028.