On Sunday, as China president, Xi Jinping, prepared to share his thoughts on women’s equality at a United Nations meeting on gender, Hillary Clinton offered her own take on the day’s events.
As world leaders continued their Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and China co-hosted a landmark event on Sunday on gender equality and women’s empowerment at which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared that the new Global Goals could not be achieved “without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population, in law and in practice”.
He urged all leaders to make tangible commitments – addressing structural barriers such as unequal pay; helping with women’s unpaid care burden; giving them the right to govern their sexual and reproductive health; and ending violence against women and girls, among others.
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“Shameless”, Clinton wrote on Twitter, attaching the link to a New York Times story about five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in March to the post. Shameless.#FreeThe20, ” Hillary Clinton tweeted Sunday morning.
As U.S. first lady, Clinton gave a speech at the 1995 Beijing conference that was considered influential in bringing a woman’s role in society to the level of a fundamental universal right.
The parallel tracks illustrate what Ms Xenia Wickett, the director of the United States programme at worldwide affairs institute Chatham House, calls a “textured relationship” between China and the USA, with cooperation on areas of mutual interest, such as climate change, but discord on issues such as human rights.
China’s President Xi Jinping speaks at the “Global Leader’s Meeting…”
China’s record on women’s rights is hardly the worst in the world, with the communist leadership considering gender equality a key principle.
Other organisations taking part in the event in support of UN Women are representatives of Coca-Cola, Cisco, Infosys, Itaipu, MasterCard, H&M, Citibank, State Bank of India, Ford Foundation, General Electric Foundation and Nigeria-based Dangote Foundation. She said: “When girls stay in school for just one extra year of primary school that can boost their eventual wages by 10 to 20 per cent”, and when “women get extra earnings, they will then reinvest that back in their families and back in their communities”. She was later convicted under charges of leaking state secrets and sentenced to seven years in prison. “We will have an opportunity to hold China more responsible for human rights and women’s rights”.
He said it was up to the Chinese people, especially women, to judge the country’s development of women’s rights in the country. “However I must be the first to admit that the gaps are many”.
A few 23 per cent of national legislators in China are women, compared with 19 per cent in the US Congress, according to the World Bank.
The gender equality meeting was convened during abroader United Nations gathering toeradicate poverty, challenge inequality and dealwith climate issues over the next 15 years.