Diversity at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

I attended a panel on women’s rights in Nordic countries. The first panelist observed:

People often ask me if I was present in Beijing. Then they realize I’m young and they say ‘Were you even alive during Beijing?’ This annoys me. Of course I was! I was nine years old and busy dismantling my sexist Barbie dolls.”

The second panelist was the minister for gender equality in Sweden where calling oneself a feminist is considered a badge of honor by many people. 

It is interesting to observe the nuances and diversity among those attending the 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.


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