France welcomes the adoption on March 22 by the UN Commission on the Status of Women, during its 58th session, of conclusions on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls.
By calling for the adoption of a specific objective dedicated to gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the next development agenda, the conclusions represent a key step in the negotiation of the post-2015 development agenda.
In addition, they reaffirm the need to eliminate violence against women, to ensure that women have equal access to resources and economic opportunities, and all decision-making processes. Lastly, they reaffirm the right of women to freely decide about their sexuality without discrimination or violence and their reproductive rights, and the need to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services.
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