Against the pushback, we #PushForward

When women's rights go backwards, the only answer is to keep pushing forwards. This powerful video explains more.

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In the quest for gender equality, it feels as though every step forward is followed by two steps back. In the grip of war, global pandemics and climate change, the world has not become safer for women and girls. And the hard-won progress made by women's rights movements around the world faces a reversal. A pushback. Increasing assaults on women's right to make decisions about their own bodies. Mounting obstacles to girls' education and leadership. Rising cases of disappearances and of women being killed just for being women.

Violence against women and girls, online or offline, cannot and will not go unchecked. Now's our moment to add momentum to the growing movement against violence, oppression and repression. Against the pushback, we push forward. By using our votes to elevate more women, at every level, into positions of power. By enshrining the right to freedom of choice and education. By protecting disempowered communities and advocating for survivors' rights. And by taking action to end all violence against women and girls. The only way forward is forward.

© UN Women


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Submitted by faustine_bzr on Tue, 26/03/2024 - 14:59


I was struggling finding an interesting video to practice. Then, i saw this one and I immediately clicked on it. I think this topic shouldn't be a fight, demonstrations, etc... It should be normal. I mean that women should have the same right as men.

Submitted by Lella Khadija on Fri, 30/06/2023 - 14:21


In Tunisia, men rights and women rights are the same.
Tunisian law defends women'rights

Submitted by birdy69 on Mon, 15/05/2023 - 12:00


I agree that women' rights are drawn-back in these days. On the other side, "Me Too" movements are in vogue in my country. Women's rights would be enlarged as far as these movements happened from now on.

Submitted by vinodnatur on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 06:26


Like women rights, there are some casts in India which are oppressed by superior castes. The caste system was challenged by Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar. But after so many years of Indian constitution the situation is still not good.
But women rights are especially important to go forward socially and economically.

Submitted by tandytl on Sun, 09/04/2023 - 22:49


I believe that women's rights are very important to the world. Certainly the world was a better place if women government it.

Submitted by marikalis on Mon, 03/04/2023 - 15:06


A very useful topic!