Despite being at forefront of activism, women and girls still face barriers

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Despite being at forefront of activism, women and girls still face barriers

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Malgré leur rôle de premier plan dans l’action militante, les femmes et les filles se heurtent à des obstacles (ONU Droits de l’homme)

“Authorities should support the voices of young activists more; instead of silencing or minimizing them, they should be used as platforms to empower, generate a change,” said Meskerem Geset Techane, a member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls.

Meskerem made her comments when she presented the Working Group’s recent report during the Human Rights Council. Her words echoed those of a young woman activist who took part in one of the consultations with the Working Group.

The report on girls and young women activism highlights the profound contributions made by girls and young women to the promotion of gender equality and the advancement of human rights, as well as examines the structural barriers to the exercise of their activism.

Click here to read the full article published by UN Human Rights on 6 September 2022.


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