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Month: May 2019

UN Secretary General António Guterres’ speech at the UN Townhall for the Meeting of the Civil Society at CSW63

This year the meeting was opened by the Executive Director of UN Women and the meeting started with songs while Secretary General was entering the Townhall. The auditorium was full of representatives of many countries with their colorful outfits. KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) was at the meeting with a fairly large delegation. The theme of this year was “push back against the push back”. In gender we have a challenge to push back for the push back. That is, we must challenge with the push back said the UN Secretary General António Guterres, who is one of the highest-ranking officials in the world that had declared himself to be feminist. Push back is a term in aviation. For the plane to go to the runway there needs to be pushback to start the move. The move needs to start. The central question of gender equality is a question…