Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Women’s Rights at the UN

Crossposted at Conservative Thoughts.

From Eye on the UN
Last Friday, March 9, 2007 the UN wrapped up its annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Guess where they found a violation of women's rights? Among the hundreds of thousands of women who are dead, dying, mutilated, displaced or raped in Sudan? Among the million female migrant workers cowering in the basements of Saudi Arabian villas from the taskmasters who stole their passports the minute they got off the plane? Among the women stoned and hanged for "adultery" in Iran? The millions of women forcibly aborted in China? The thousands murdered or forced to commit suicide for the crime of "dishonoring" their fathers and brothers across the Arab and Muslim world?If you guessed "none of the above," then you'll enjoy coming on down to the UN. The UN's lead body charged with promoting and protecting women's rights identifies only one state as violating the rights of women in the world today – Israel.(Violating the rights of Palestinian women.) The vote was 40 for and 2 against (the United States and Canada).

Germany, on behalf of the European Union, gave a one minute "explanation" excusing its affirmative vote. It said: "we express our deep concerns for the impact on all women in the region including the Israeli women" – although Germany did not insist such language be inserted in the resolution itself. For 60 seconds, the representative of the country where millions of Jewish women and girls were murdered en masse not so long ago took notice of the Jewish mothers and daughters who have fallen victim to terrorism in the Jewish state. This is the moral corruption that the UN breeds within democracies like Germany. In the United Nations, an institution owned and directed by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the European Union grovels while the real abusers cheer.
Why are we wasting our time and money on this USELESS organization? Israel is a DEMOCRACY; they have the rule of law, they do not have the 'fashion police' running around ensuring that women are dressed according to government regulation or the state religion. Women can vote, be employed at all levels of business and run for office. Israeli women are allowed to drive a car and even go to the grocery store WITHOUT a male escort.

What despicable acts has Israel committed against women that surpasses Iran and Saudi Arabia?

The horrible crime is erecting a security wall for their country to keep out Hamas militants and suicide bombers; this is the cause of all Palestinian women's woes. The religion of peace which forces them into virtual servitude, honor killings, forced marriages and rape all of these problems will simply evaporate once that wall is removed. Ridiculous.

The vote was 40-2 here is the breakdown:
Favor: Algeria, Armenia, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Congo, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Suriname, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania.

Against: Canada, United States

Absent: Cameroon, Lesotho, Zambia

Thank you Canada!! I would like to know what the United Kingdom was thinking when it cast its vote. What's next for the U.N. ending the 'hunger crisis' in London?


Blogger Michael said...

Excellent post, and a very good breakdown of yet another biased bit of UN crap.

Just one minor correction: You said Irsael is a DEMOCRACY; they have the rule of law complete with a constitution.

Actually, Israel does not have a constitution; it has a series of Basic Laws, defining the government and governmental processes, and granting basic rights. These laws are a combination of Israeli law, British Mandatory-era common law, and even Ottoman-era law. It can be confusing, but it generally works.

There is a great deal of debate (quiet, but real) in Israel over writing a constitution.

6:56 AM  
Blogger kathy said...

Thanks michael... Should have verified before I entered it in my post.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

You're welcome. It's no problem; Israeli politics confuses those of us who live here, too...

11:37 PM  

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