It will take 300 years to achieve gender equality !

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, expresses his concern  

Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

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New York (USA) – Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, while addressing a programme organised on the occasion of International Women’s Day, expressed his concern over vanishing progress towards gender equality. He said that it would take 300 years to achieve gender equality considering the current situation. He gave examples of a few countries like Afghanistan where girls are married at a very young age; they are kidnapped.

There is opposition to their attending school, and they are even attacked, which shows that progress in achieving gender equality is becoming distant. Women’s rights are misused all over the world; they are threatened. Attempts are made to eliminate women and girls from public life.