Nairobi, 19 September, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues, has petitioned officials of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), protesting against campaigns for gender neutrality that advocate for “scrapping the words ‘feminine’ and ‘woman’”.
In February last year, UN Women published educational materials that were against the use of binary words including man and woman saying the nouns do not promote equality.
“Kindly stop all the gender ideology campaigns you are carrying out and represent the women in the grassroots who are really depending on you,” officials of CitizenGo tell UN Women in their Wednesday, September 15 petition.
In the online petition addressed to UN Women's Board Chair, the leadership of CitizenGo says the move to classify binary nouns as “taboo words” has “angered many women who believe that UN Women is overstepping its mandate while focusing more on transgenderism and radical gender ideology campaigns.”
“This goes contrary to what many would think would be the mandate of the UN agency, which also bears the word ‘Women’ in its name,” officials of the ultra-conservative advocacy group founded in Spain say.