“The rule of law is fundamentally about equality. We are all equal in the eyes of the law and entitled to equal protection,” remarked Director-General Irene Khan at the Opening Ceremony of the GQUAL Conference on 3 October. “The meaningful participation of women in international bodies is a right well-recognized in international documents, but a long way from realization.”
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STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
Infopoverty World Conference
April 21, 2017
Remarks by Patrizio Civili, IDLO
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you Pierpaolo and thanks to the organizers for inviting me to moderate this panel on health for all.
Gender equality, justice, good governance and the rule of law dominated discussions the Director-General of IDLO, Irene Khan, held with officials during a recent visit to Canada.
The international community has set itself an ambitious undertaking with the new Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while at the same time seeking to build peace.
The last two decades following the Beijing Platform of Action have seen a proliferation of laws that address gender equality in intersecting areas of women’s political and economic participation, violence against women, equal pay for equal work, family relations, reproductive rights, land and property rights, and access to services.
Mosooma* is 29 years old, and the only woman in a group of two dozen civil and commercial law instructors working for the Government and Bar Association in Afghanistan.