”Saudia Arabia, a place where one can still visit the 7th century and not be in a museum” is in charge of chattel-in-waiting…..
This only goes to underline the freak show nature of the UN, no serious minded person can take it seriously anymore. How can anyone defend this? Mind you, Finnish politicians nor the media will mention this in any serious way.
No Joke: U.N. Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission, For 2018-2022 Term
The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”
“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. “It’s absurd.”
“Every Saudi woman,” said Neuer, “must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia also bans women from driving cars.”
“I wish I could find the words to express how I feel right know. I’m ‘saudi’ and this feels like betrayal,” tweeted a self-described Saudi woman pursuing a doctorate in international human rights law in Australia.