How the Fight for Women's Rights Became so Polarized at the United Nations

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Aug 2, 2021


At the United Nations, debates over gender equality, reproductive health and women's rights were not always as polarized as they are today. When I started covering the United Nations as a journalist in the early 2000s the feminist movement, broadly speaking, was in ascendence and very much driving discussions around gender issues at the UN.  This is not as much the case today. According to my guest today, Jelena Cupac, that is because of the ascendence of a transnational network of conservative ...more

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