UN Gender Equality Commission

  • 02 Apr 2024

Saudi Arabia's appointment to chair the UN Commission on the Status of Women sparked controversy due to its poor record on women's rights.

  • Human rights groups condemn the decision, citing Saudi Arabia's "abysmal" record on women's rights.
  • Critics highlight contradictions between Saudi Arabia's laws and the mandate of the CSW.
  • Advocacy for women's rights and concerns about the influence of Saudi Arabia's leadership on the commission's agenda.
  • Despite criticism, some member states remain silent, while others call for action to address the issue.