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Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Intercultural

We are the voice of UN Women in SPAIN

We are the voice of UN Women in SPAIN

Helen Mukoro Idisi – UN Women, Spain – April 12, 2018

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Helen Mukoro Idisi In The Autonomous University of Barcelona For UN Women Presentation

The Autonomous University of Barcelona master’s degree in international health and cooperation program gave H.E Helen Mukoro Idisi, president of UN Women Spain the chance to review and assess the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of Women and girls.

Mukoro who was invited by the university on April 9, 2018, to take an interest and present the UN Women and the international reality of women’s rights in the sessions on gender and sexual and reproductive health course that is part of the studies of a master’s program of the department of pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, preventive medicine and public health of the medical faculty of the University, showing, talked at 6:00 pm on Monday, on how ladies’ rights far and wide is a vital marker to comprehend global well-being.

Mr Pau Aragonés a professor of tropical medicine and regulatory Head at the faculty held talks about the program with Mukoro in his office before the sessions, he said ”the Master began in the 1985-86 academic year and has been taught ever since, we have trained more than 1,300 health professionals to intervene and improve the health of the communities, work effectively and be coherent with the multidimensional reality of the health, with the rights approach, with the complex relationships between health and poverty, and that responds to the challenges posed by globalization, with its contrasts and inequalities”.

”The course has a development of four quarters: the first two with distance training, the third face-to-face and the quarter of curricular practices tutored in cooperation projects”. He added.

UN Women NC, Spain leader told the students of the Faculty of Medicine that ”a noteworthy global women’s rights treaty was ratified by the majority of the world’s nations a few decades ago. However, in spite of numerous achievements in engaging ladies, various issues still exist in every aspect of life extending from the social, political to the financial. She said ”ladies work as men in Spain, yet are paid less”

”Spanish legislators utilize ladies’ sexual and reproductive health as a device to win elections” ”Ladies’ access to loans in many nations are under 35%”; and that ”sex segregation influences ladies all through their lifetime; and frequently are the ones that endure the most destitution”.

Mukoro – claims to demonstrate the manners by which the infringement of ladies rights brings about a wide cluster of human rights violations that significantly affect ladies and to consider universal legitimate responsibility components for review. She said ”The United Nations and leaders of most nations are not doing what’s needed to address these issues”.

For instance, Nigeria has no policy on gender equality. She likewise tended to the trafficking of women and girls. She said ”the Nigerian government might will to dispense with the trafficking however are reluctant with regards to resolving it on the grounds that as indicated by the World Bank, every year, the Nigerians in the diaspora wire many trillions of dollars to Nigeria, making them a vital gold mine to their families and a cash making machine to the Nigeria government.

President Mukoro told the students that ”If a nation enters a reservation on the very premise of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – which ensures the general standard of uniformity – then it truly turns into a matter of concern,” she says the treaty on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ought not be limited in any nation.

”So when you enter a reservation on Article 2, you are damaging and invalidating the entire idea and sense of the CEDAW and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights”

Mukoro additionally talked on how a portion of the nations that have confirmed the Treaty have questioned Article 2 which forces them to go into a legally binding commitment with the United Nations to take every single essential measure to guarantee equality of women. Similarly, solid protests, have likewise been raised against Article 16, which concerns equality in family life.

”Widows are not allowed to inherit in Nigeria”. She said.

 Of the 161 nations endorsing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, around 44 have said they won’t execute certain arrangements of the bargain on political, constitutional, social or religious grounds.

Spanish government authorization Ref: 614400

CIF: G542543132

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