I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today.
Why should unmarried women be discriminated against – unmarried men are not.
They sign a bunch of women, and they call it a movement. I don’t like the way women in music have been identified as women first and musicians second.
Ten years ago in Nairobi we said that the participation of women in the decision-making and appraisal processes of the United Nations was essential if the organization was to effectively serve women’s interests.
By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared with some other countries, including many in our own region. But there is still progress to be made.
Equality and development will not be achieved however if peace is not understood from women’s’ point of view.
NGOs have a significant role to play, alongside governments, in improving the status of women.
Too often the desire for peace has been expressed by women while the stewardship of the mechanisms which are used to attempt to secure peace in the short and medium term are dominated by male decision-making structures and informal arrangements. This must change.
On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women’s concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations’ activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat.
With the adoption of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, the international community sent out a clear message that gender based violence will not be tolerated.
The serious problems facing the world today will never be solved until women are able to use their full potential on behalf of themselves, their families, and their global and local communities, as the World Bank and others have discovered.
The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact that women globally have continued to have insufficient access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.
I am proud that the Republican Party stands for strong support for the military, and I am sure we will consistently support our men and women serving in dangerous places around the world and their families.
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
When I’m saying hysteria, I’m referring to Freud, because all the women were coming to him with symptoms and seeking help, and he just called it hysteria.
It’s okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women’s health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet.