According to The Globe, Iran has entered a bid to be a part of “a powerful new UN agency promoting equality for women,” and the powers-that-be – like the USA – are not quite too happy about it.
There is no doubt that the Iranian government has committed unspeakable human rights violations against women – this has been especially apparent in recent months due to public outcry at the death sentence of stoning for a woman who was accused of adultery.
It would seem strange, then, for Iran to want to be on a committee, whose mission is as follows:
Established in July, UN Women is the culmination of years of efforts by women’s groups. It merges four existing UN bodies …