MAKE CHANGE: GEARING Up the UN's Actions on Women's Human Rights

Much of the talk at the UN Commission on the Status of Women this week has been about the GEAR campaign, a campaign to create a stronger and more powerful entity at the United Nations to accelerate global progress on women’s human rights. The new body would combine the operational on-the-ground work to support women with responsibility for global policy. Advocates want it to have a $1 billion budget, which is five times UNIFEM’s current budget.

The GEAR campaign is pressing to accelerate the creation of this new body, and make sure it is empowered, financially secure and accountable.

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