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The Radical Feminist Take-Over at the U.N.
September 16, 2003
by Carey Roberts

The USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll released this past week reveals that Americans believe the United Nations is performing poorly as a world peace organization. And 37% want the U.S. to slash its financial backing, which may exceed a mind-boggling $1.6 billion this year.

And once Americans find out how much the gender feminist agenda now pervades the UN, public support will continue to plummet. This is the alphabet soup of radical feminist thinking at the UN:

  1. DAW: The Division for the Advancement of Women oversees and coordinates the integration of the feminist "gender perspective" into the various UN agencies.
  2. CEDAW: The Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women consists of 30 articles that cover such areas as Education, Health, Employment, Law, and many others. US Senate ratification of CEDAW was blocked last summer by a vocal coalition of women's, conservative, religious, and men's rights organizations.
  3. UNICEF: Thanks to director Carol Bellamy, UNICEF now promotes an agenda that places the needs of women above the needs of children. A recent report criticized the UNICEF Go Girls! campaign in unusually blunt language: "However, some observers do not believe such information leads inexorably to the conclusion that girls should be favored in international programming (and that boys should be entirely excluded)". (page 74)
  4. UNIFEM: The UN Development Fund for Women, known as UNIFEM, works for "women's empowerment and gender equality." To find out exactly what this euphemistic phrase means, visit the UNIFEM website at http://unifem.org/.
  5. WHO: The World Health Organization has a Department of Women's Health and a Global Commission on Women's Health, but no corresponding programs for men.
  6. ILO: The International Labor Organization has recently issued a report, "Time for Equality at Work." The report argues that women should be paid the same as men, regardless of the difficulty of their work or their job qualifications.
  7. UNAIDS: Female liberation ideology has even gained a foothold at the United Nations AIDS Program. Article 14 of the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS states, "...Gender equality and the empowerment of women are fundamental elements in the reduction of the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV/AIDS."
  8. Security Council: In 1990, the UN Security Council passed Resolution Number 1325. This Resolution unfairly stereotypes men as the cause of war.

The recent exposé by the International Organizations Research Group, documents how many of these feminist-inspired programs are now consolidating their grip by forging strategic alliances.

For example, next month the Division for the Advancement of Women will collaborate with the ILO and UNAIDS to sponsor a meeting on "The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality". But don't expect to hear much discussion how gender equality might improve the health of men, which lags behind women in every country around the world.

The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights prohibits any form of sex discrimination. But you won't hear much about that from the feminist apparatchiks at the UN.

Because to a radical feminist, gender equality can only be a one-way street.

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