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Take action to build UN that works for women
The United Nations is about to create a new strong UN agency that will be working on women's rights all over the world. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the status quo on women's rights and gender equality worldwide, and it is important to get this reform right.
The Global Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign urges the UN and the Member States to create an agency that can operate with an impact, and make this agency operational without delay.
At this very moment, our Governments are negotiating about the creation of a new strong United Nations agency for women's rights. We must act now to ensure that this new agency will be created without delay and that it can really make a difference to women’s lives all around the world.
Send the following letter to the Foreign Minister and the UN representative of your country, using this form. (There is no North American campaign at present, but you can write to Obama or Harper using the form)
Re: Creation of the new UN agency for women’s rights
I am writing to you to express my sense of urgency about the negotiations on the creation of the new United Nations (UN) gender equality entity that are taking place at the United Nations at this very moment. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the status quo on women’s rights and gender equality worldwide. I join the GEAR Campaign, a worldwide network of over 300 civil society organizations, in calling you and your colleagues to ensure that the reform of the current UN gender equality architecture will have a truly transformative outcome. It is critical “to get this reform right” by creating an agency that has a positive impact on the lives of women and girls everywhere in the world, especially the poorest and the most marginalized ones.
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