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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - Strasbourg Revised edition

The EU priorities for the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (debate)

  Sirpa Pietikäinen (PPE). – Mr President, since the Beijing Declaration women’s rights have experienced some progress but quite significant backlash also. We haven’t been able to make any significant progress at convention level internationally, not to push women more in politics or other leading positions increase the use of quotas and we know that the funding for women’s organisations for sexual and reproductive rights has been decreasing globally. So I wholeheartedly look very happily towards the new Commission and its initiative to have the equality programme and hopefully seek the leadership globally to push women’s rights and gender rights on the next level on the ongoing negotiations, including proper metering with the SDGs, including gender budgeting, including gender impact assessment of politics and, of course, including the Istanbul Convention and hopefully with Africa strategy some better funding for the female NGOs.

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