Do Not Shut Out Pro-Life Women at the United Nations


Commission on the Status of Women

TO: UN-Women Executive Board

I am asking you to allow the voices of pro-life and pro-family women to be heard at the 67th Commission on the Status of Women. Pro-life and pro-family women are representative of many different religions, cultures, and nations around the world. It is disrespectful and discriminatory to silence their perspectives.

Even now, the gatekeeper responsible for Parallel Events (NGO/CSW NY) is demanding all applicants sign a controversial attestation which appears to be designed to exclude pro-life and pro-family women.

This attestation requires the applicant to acknowledge that “sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, transphobia, global North domination and other institutionalized forms of oppression exist.” Many of these terms are not defined or are highly debatable. They should not be employed to screen out applicants with varying perspectives.

This attestation requires the applicant to “work actively not to replicate white patriarchal structures.” The term “patriarchal structures” is how some people refer to traditional cultures that uphold distinct roles for men and women. Those who honour and celebrate those roles may not be able to sign this attestation.

As well, this attestation states that “offensive comments related to… gender identity and expression” and “sexual orientation” will not be tolerated. While one should generally avoid offending others, it is impossible to promise to be inoffensive, especially when addressing subjects that are not agreed upon in international policy and law, namely transgenderism and homosexuality. Those who speak on behalf of traditional cultures are inherently offensive to those promoting transgender and homosexual rights, and so this attestation unjustly excludes their voices.

In light of these concerns, and in the hope that you will want to include and welcome women of all religions, cultures, and backgrounds, I ask that you instruct NGO/CSW NY to remove its attestation requirement and permit the inclusion of pro-life and pro-family women in Parallel Events at the 67th Commission on the Status of Women.

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Anonymous Orillia, ON
Jan 30, 2023 - 03:45pm
Hazel B. Regina, SK
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Anonymous Vancouver, BC
Jan 28, 2023 - 08:11pm
Cecile H. Drayton Valley, AB
Jan 28, 2023 - 07:24pm
Lise-Anne D. Kamloops, BC
Jan 24, 2023 - 03:28pm
Representation is important in a democracy.
Anonymous South Orange, 0
Jan 22, 2023 - 11:44pm
Put back Fr Frank Pavone. Do we need a new Pope?
Anonymous Vaughan, ON
Jan 22, 2023 - 03:40pm
Juliana B. Kanata, ON
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John L. Courtice, ON
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Lynn R. Assiniboia, SK
Jan 15, 2023 - 05:06pm
The right to free speech for everyone should never be prohibited. Every issue has another side to it and we should be allowed to hear it.
Anonymous brampton, ON
Jan 15, 2023 - 09:59am
The United Nations and EU and any other organisation in our whole wide world have been for many many years now, through the cries of various women, to give some sort of freedom/power to women, so why on this whole earth of ours are PRO-LIFE WOMEN being continuously shut, not only at these gigantic huge organisations????????????
Anonymous Burlington, ON
Jan 15, 2023 - 01:36am
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