ECOSOC Resolutions on Women’s Human Rights

On July 23, 2019,  the UN ECOSOC in Geneva passed a resolution that was both biased and anti-Israel, stating that “Israel is the world’s only violator of women’s human rights”.

Robyn Lenn, Chair of ICJW’s Status of Women Committee, issued the following statement.

“Unsurprisingly, this resolution – adopted 40 to 2 with 9 abstentions and 3 absent – was supported by Iran, Saudi Arabia , Yemen and Pakistan – all states where women’s rights continue to be ignored and abused.

“In a world in which women continue to struggle for gender equality in all areas of daily life, this anti- Israel resolution is just one more jibe directed at Israel and a further distraction from the real issue of global abuses of women’s rights. This resolution ignores the position of Palestinian women living within a patriarchal society , whose daily lives are impacted by Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

“ICJW, in its affiliated organisations in 35 countries, and with its groups of accredited representatives to global bodies, stands in support of all women, their rights, safety and equality. ICJW at all times  stands in support of Israel.”