Opinion | The battle for gender equality in an era of machismo politics4 min read . Updated: 02 Dec 2019, 10:19 PM IST
The rise of fundamentalism, chauvinistic nationalism and macho leadership has made defending women’s rights harder
Away from the tight-lipped silence of government officials locked in negotiations, some 150 people sat huddled on the floor outside one of the cavernous conference halls of the United Nations (UN) building in Bangkok. The group was plotting and planning steps to take at the Beijing +25 review, a conference held to take stock of where the world stands on promises made on gender equality 25 years ago.
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