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February 7, 2011 - Wajeeha Al-Baharna

Birth of new International Entity: UN Women

Full citizenship .. equality .. justice .. human dignity .. is all what a woman demands to be at her genuine position and play her real role in the community and perform her humanitarian mission in life.

There is nothing impossible in woman's demands neither imaginary hard to achieve! However it is the essence of her legitimate human rights universally and constitutionally..

 

For many decades ago she has been striving for her rights through the advocacy campaigns, pressure groups and discussions with the concerned parties, the official and the legal ones to establish those rights.

 

And after decades of great efforts and constant struggling, woman has succeeded in redeeming some of her rights like the nationality right (the nationality right claim took 30 years in Egypt), right of political participation, issuing and developing the personal status law and etc..

 

Still women organization are continuing their claiming march with no exhaustion to enter into larger scales in the community and attain equality and social justice.

 

Perhaps the most remarkable example is The Global Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign for gender equality. It is a network of over 300 women's, human rights and social justice groups around the world that have been working for four years to gain UN Member State and UN Secretariat approval for creation of a larger more coherent coordinated UN agency that can advance further the UN's mandate of working for gender equality as a crucial component of development, human rights, humanitarian concerns, peace and security.