Promoting gender equality must consider human rights standards and local contexts

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Women in line to vote during the 2014 elections in Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA/Zachary Golestani

Promoting gender equality must consider local culture, religion and realities in a particular country, even though at times the local realities may not comply to international human rights standards.

That’s according to Monjurul Kabir, UN Women's Senior Programme Advisor and Global Lead on South-South and Triangular Cooperation, a broad framework of collaboration between countries in the southern hemisphere.

The UN agency has engaged in promoting South-South Cooperation across the organization's priority areas, from women's economic empowerment to ending violence against women.

Andita Listyarini asked Mr Kabir why this type of cooperation helps to advance gender equality.

Duration: 5'00"

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