Saudi Arabia is getting elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women for a four year term. I wish I could say that’s unbelievable, but unfortunately, it’s very believable and very real.
A country that requires all women have a male guardian make decisions for them, escort them when they’re out of the house etc., will sit on the commission from 2018 until 2022.
The main delegate will surely be a man but perhaps he’ll have a woman sitting three seats behind him, Saudi style.
Watch as I explain why this completely inappropriate move and others that have been made at the Geneva-based institution, just demonstrate how badly this body needs massive reforms.
The only good news is that not every country backed the insane idea that the Kingdom of Male Domination should be on a world body for women’s rights.
But we don’t know who backed them and as UN Watch points out, at least 15 of the democratic countries voted for the Saudis.
Too many see the UN as a source of good, and I won’t deny some good work has been accomplished but we can’t ignore the graft, corruption, and the cover given to dictatorial regimes.
The UN isn’t a body of the world’s democracies. It’s a body of all the countries including the horrible ones.
By allowing the Saudis seats on these bodies the UN is letting them use the organization to launder their reputation when what they should be doing is exposing the brutal reality of life for women in that country.
If the UN won’t reform, then it’s time to leave the UN.