Speaker Kadaga urges global leaders to do more on Women empowerment

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His announcement was loudly applauded at opening of the annual two-week meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, a United Nations body that Guterres called "vital to end the stereotypes and discrimination that limit women's and girls' opportunities".

He said "progress for women and girls would mean changing the unequal power dynamics that underpin discrimination and violence." and encouraged all men to support women's rights and gender equality.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that it is important to change the unequal power dynamics that underpin discrimination and violence against women. It is also in everyone's interests.

United Nations sponsors believe 6,000 delegates, civil society organizations, and activists will be at the event, which runs for two weeks, to put the spotlight on women and girls around the world.

She said that from the first elected female Prime Minister in the Muslim world to attaining the high positions of Foreign Minister, Speaker of the National Assembly, top diplomats, judges, human rights activists, economists, sportswomen and entertainers, Pakistani women have shown that the sky is the limit if they put their minds to it.

Noting that "we live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture", the United Nations chief noted that is "why the empowerment of women and girls is our common central objective".

For her part, the chair of the CSW, Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland said the current session is a key moment on the path to ending discrimination against women and girls once and for all and challenged the Commission to do more to ensure that women no longer take second place around the world.

He urged action "to give women a chance to fulfil their potential".

The UN Secretary General observed that although a marginalized group, rural women and girls were often the backbone of their families and communities, managing land and resources. Women and the men who support, love, value and respect them are getting that message across through rallies and marches here and around the world.

"My roadmap envisages gender parity at senior levels of our leadership by 2021 in all categories, and ultimately in 2028 across the board", he said.

The 62nd session of the commission, will focus on "challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls".

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