Muslim Country That Doesn't Allow Women to Marry w/o Permission Elected as UN VP of Gender Equality

The United Nations and most lefty human rights groups make far more sense if you understand that they reward exactly the opposite behavior of what they claim to want. The more human rights you violate, the higher your status at the democracy of dictatorships will rise.

Until you get absurdities like these.

A human rights watchdog organization today condemned the UN’s election of Yemen, the worst-ranking country in the world on gender equality, to be vice-president of the Executive Board of UN Women, which is the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

“Electing Yemen to protect women’s rights is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group.

...Yemen was ranked 149th out of 149 in last year’s Global Gender Gap Report, produced by the World Economic Forum.

“How could the UN choose Yemen, a country that tolerates female genital mutilation, denies women hospital treatment without the permission of a male relative, and counts a woman’s testimony as worth half that of a man?” asked Neuer.

“We remind the UN that women in Yemen cannot marry without permission of their male guardians, and face deeply entrenched discrimination in both law and practice, in all aspects of their lives, including employment, education and housing.”

Yes, but that's Islam. And Mohammed, we are told, was the original feminist. So what's there to complain about, except UN leadership being unable to even live up to its own standards


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