Washington Post Quotes Jessica Stern About UN CSW64 Political Declaration

March 9th, 2020, the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations was postponed to a future date because of the spread of the new coronavirus, but it did hold a drastically scaled-back event with New York-based participants to adopt the declaration. A press conference was held after the event announcing an alternate feminist declaration.

Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRightAction, welcomed the declaration’s references to “all women and girls” and “multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination,” which she said make the 2020 text more inclusive than the Beijing declaration. But she criticized the commission for failing to recognize the impact of gender inequality on LGBT people “who are disproportionately affected.”

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