On International Women’s Day, UN report details gender discrimination women still face


Michelle Milford Morse:

Oh, there are so many things that can be done.

I mean, now is not the time to despair. Now is the time to act. And, fortunately, there are many things people can be. The first thing I would like to emphasize is that inequality is a problem that can be solved. We don’t need a leap in science or technology. We don’t need magic here. We need more political will. We need more solidarity. And we need better politics. That’s the first thing.

The second thing is that gender equality is better for girls, women, boys and men in all their diversity. It’s better for all of us. And it’s not a question of men versus women. It’s actually about righteous people versus fearful people.

And the third thing is that we discovered that your voice matters. One of the best things we know about this challenge is that, everywhere in the world, moves matter. Connecting with legislators and parliamentarians is important.

I mean, those laws that I was quoting earlier, there have been 1,500 reforms over the last two decades and in parts of the world, and it’s a credit to the people who are asking their government for something fairer and better thing.

So I want – I want everyone listening to know that this is a solvable problem. It is within our reach. Inequality is a choice. We can choose something different.


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