On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisia attended a virtual high-level meeting in New York to “promote feminist policies and actions through our common agenda.”
The meeting was announced by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on September 21, 2021 at the opening of the 76th meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
In his remark Gerandy He said the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shows how the role of women was pioneered in the “fight”, both in the family and in the work environment.
He emphasized that pandemics are having a negative impact on women and girls in this regard, noting that different countries in the world are experiencing an “unprecedented” increase in the rate of violence against women. .. “The main role played by women’s organizations in containing these effects is well documented,” he said.
In addition, the Minister considered it “essential” to support gender equality, promote women’s political, economic and social empowerment, and ensure women’s participation in public affairs.
“The principle of equality is an important tool for achieving international goals in promoting peace, security and sustainable development,” he pointed out.
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