UNGA President calls for women's rights

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Added On July 17, 2019

In a General Assembly meeting on gender equality, Espinosa warned that women lag behind on virtually every Sustainable Development Goal.

 
MARIA FERNANDA ESPINOSA GARCES, UN General Assembly President
"No country has achieved full gender equality and women continue to face discrimination in every region of the world -- from suffocating stereotypes to discriminatory laws, harmful practices and violence."
 
She highlighted the positive impact that female empowerment has on economic stability, governance and investment.
 
Espinosa also said that some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal targets relating to women's rights were the subject of tough negotiations.
 
MARIA FERNANDA ESPINOSA GARCES, UN General Assembly President
 
"We cannot take for granted the gains we have made. The pushback is real. And women on the ground are working hard -- under duress and at great personal risk -- to push back against it. They need our support. They need our commitment."