After Human Rights council, UN now also has notorious violator on Gender Equality Agency

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?

Hillel Neuer (UN Watch), via UN Watch

Sometimes the political class would have us believe that our human rights and their precious equality and diversity are holy and unquestionable – until it comes time to divide the jobs. Then suddenly, Saudi Arabia leads the UN human rights council, and Yemen – ranked last in the world’s gender equality index – is now VP of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

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