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UN CONFERENCE FAILS TO EXTEND PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN AND GAYS

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The Fourth World Conference for Women held in Beijing during 1995 had made major gains in the promotion of women's programs around the world. Five years later, at a meeting in the UN's New York headquarters during the week of 2000-JUN-4, delegates from 180 nations met to review what progress had been made, and to consider extending the Beijing Platform for Action. The gains made at the Beijing conference were maintained. "Representatives called for new measures to combat domestic violence and the international forced trafficking of women and girls." 1  However a group of proposals dealing with abortion, sex education and equal rights for gays and lesbians were defeated. These conferences work by consensus. As a result, any one country is able to veto the wishes of the majority. A number of Islamic and Roman Catholic governments protested any mention of equal rights for homosexuals, and any change in recommendations about abortion and sex education. They were supported by various American non-governmental organizations which are predominately Protestant: the World Family Policy Center at (Mormon) Brigham Young University, International Right to Life, and Concerned Women for America.

"Betty King, the U.S.  ambassador for economic and social affairs at the United Nations, said that it was unfortunate that the world's governments failed to 'address the health impact of unsafe abortions.' She added that each year, nearly 200,000 women have died from such procedures, often in countries where abortion is against the law. 'Even when abortion is legal,' King said, 'too many countries have unsafe doctors, nurses or other health providers.  Nor have they taken other measures to ensure that such abortions are safe and accessible.' " 1

Referring to the inability of the delegates to achieve a consensus on abortion and gay rights proposals, Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute said "It was a rout, it was an utter defeat for the other side."  

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  1. "Women's conference ends...," AANEWS, American Atheists, 2000-JUN-12

Copyright 2000 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2000-JUN-12
Latest update: 2000-JUN-12
Author: B.A. Robinson

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