Asking Women’s NGOS & UNCSW To Oppose Forced Sterilizations
Any person of normal intelligence, compassion and integrity opposes the violation of women’s human rights, more so those who are responsible for advocating and upholding such freedoms, including the United Nations Commission On The Status Of Women. That organization and associated Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) hosted the 57th Session Of the UNCSW and had as a priority theme the elimination of all forms of violence against women.
Unbelievable as it may seem the organizers and participants of that event decided to ignore completely the troubling issue of forced sterilizations, clearly a harrowing example of violence against women, violations which are a central feature of China’s coercive population program. Yet the concerned sister-hood which convened in New York during March 2013 turned their backs on the suffering of women facing forced sterilizations in China, occupied Tibet, East Turkestan, India, Uzbekistan and Israel.
We feel it was a tragic oversight for this UN body and Women’s NGOs to ignore the deeply troubling violence being inflicted upon countless women as a result of enforcing China’s notorious one child policy. The silence has to stop and if the UNCSW is to retain any moral authority it can no longer ignore these atrocities against women.
To that end we have created a petition to help draw attention to this issue, and would be most grateful if you may kindly consider signing and/or posting on your Blog or Facebook. Thanks for your support.