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"A regime that does not allow women to make decisions for their own bodies has been elected to a body to monitor the condition of women around the world." - Masih Alinejad

The UN has appointed Iran - an abusive, backwards, misogynistic regime - to its UN committee on women’s rights and equality.

“Electing the Islamic Republic of Iran to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief.” - Hillel Neuer

UN WATCH states:
"Though the ballot was secret, UN Watch has determined that at least four of the 15 EU and Western Group democracies on ECOSOC—which include Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Latvia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States—voted for Iran."

Iran marries female children to old men who rape them
Iran imprisoned Yasaman Aryani for 16 years for peaceful protest with her Mother
Iran executes protestors
Iran tortured & held academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, hostage for 804 days
Iran sentenced Reyhaneh Jabbari to death for killing her rapist in self-defense
Iran hanged Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran for having a stillbirth

Iran is not only known for allowing the underage marriage of girls, but women are also heavily restricted in their physical mobility, education, financial independence, work opportunities, and pay. More than 400 Iranian women are killed annually in "honor killings".

"The UN has chosen Iran to lead its Commission on the Status of Women.
It claims to be 'the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Words fail me." - Andrew Neil

UN: remove the biggest offenders of human rights abuses from the influential and powerful position of monitoring Women's Rights, immediately.

Instead, appoint humanitarians, people, and countries who respect women.
If there are any left.

We will not go backwards, and women will not be sent there.

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