"Temporary Special Measures" - CEDAW Controversy
CEDAW Article 4.1: "Adoption by States Parties of temporary special measures aimed at accelerating de facto equality between men and women shall not be considered discrimination as defined in the present Convention, but shall in no way entail as a consequence the maintenance of unequal or separate standards; these measures shall be discontinued when the objectives of equality of opportunity and treatment have been achieved." Favouring women and girls may not be seen as discrimination according to Article 4 of CEDAW (Convention of Discrimination against Women). This is controversial in some countries, and I would love to hear other responses and views about this. No country has achieved gender equality yet, and it's not certain that we can achieve equality by 2030. Is it right to prolong this "temporary treatment"? Does this not pose a challenge for women to be taken seriously?