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Stepping it up on the streets of New York City

Date de publication : 11-03-2015
Paru dans : http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2015/3/iwd-march-coverage

 

Stepping it up on the streets of New York City

Thousands sang, chanted and rallied for gender equality during a march to mark International Women's Day.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, and other officials and activits lead the march down Lexington Avenue, towards 42nd Street. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

 

New York– Waving signs and holding banners bearing the slogan "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality and Women's Rights", thousands snaked through midtown Manhattan on 8 March in a collective show of solidarity for the global women's movement.

"We need global action – Action!" UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the energized crowd assembled in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, near the United Nations Headquarters. Reflecting on the 20 years since world leaders adopted the Beijing Declaration, he said "progress is too slow, too uneven."

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