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Silence From U.S. and Its Allies Allowed Iran to Get Seat on U.N. Women's Rights Body

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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Silence From U.S. and Its Allies Allowed Iran to Get Seat on U.N. Women's Rights Body


cnsnews.com

he United States and 12 other Western democracies kept silent this week as Iran was nominated for membership of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), thus enabling Iran to get the seat.

In the four-year period beginning in 2011, Iran will help set U.N. policy on gender equality and the advancement of women.

Iran’s unchallenged election, at a meeting in New York Wednesday, came just over a week after Iranian media quoted a senior Islamic cleric in Tehran as saying that immodest dress and behavior by women was to blame for an increase in earthquakes.
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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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This is simply amazing to me. The entire world knows how Iran treats its women. Based on this decision to give Iran a seat, one has to wonder if the Western civilized treatment of women is being pushed to the wayside by a move like this. Our own govt. even kept a silent mouth.

Women still get "stoned" in Iran for flip sake. According to the article,

cnsnews.com
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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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Just a little more from this article


The task of electing members to the CSW is carried out by the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the principal coordinating organ for the U.N.’s socio-economic and related work.

Among 11 CSW seats up for grabs Wednesday, two were set aside for states in Asia, and the Asia regional group put forward just two candidates to fill them – Iran and Thailand.

Had one of the Western countries in the chamber – or any other ECOSOC member – protested, a secret ballot vote would have been called for, putting to the test Iran’s ability to win the required majority of at least 28 votes.

But the U.S., Canada, Australia and 10 European countries raised no objection, and the meeting elected Iran “by acclamation.”


Apparently, this is in exchange for keeping Iran off of the Human Rights Council. What a bargain.
I think the message is perfectly clear.

cnsnews.com...



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho


This is simply amazing to me. The entire world knows how Iran treats its women. Based on this decision to give Iran a seat, one has to wonder if the Western civilized treatment of women is being pushed to the wayside by a move like this. Our own govt. even kept a silent mouth.


Yes but look at the flip side. The entire world does know how Iran treats it's women and one of those treatments is the Burqa, something that is being outlawed in many European countries. This is an abuse of Muslims right to practice religion and freedom of belief.

The Muslim people as a whole have suffer terribly from profiling since 9/11 although the majority of them are not terrorists.

Muslims and Muslim women make up a large part of the world. Why shouldn't they have some representation at the UN of all places?



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