UN: Women, Girls With Autism Must be Empowered

by Colleen Fleiss on  April 4, 2018 at 12:57 AM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

United Nations calls for empowering women and girls with autism. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said "we must stand up for the rights of people with autism and speak out against discrimination", Xinhua news agency reported.
UN: Women, Girls With Autism Must be Empowered
UN: Women, Girls With Autism Must be Empowered

He added that the UN's work for gender equality and women's empowerment must reach all the world's women and girls including those with disabilities and ensure that they have the freedom to make their own choices and participate in the creation of policies that concern them.

Also, on Monday, in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, there was an event to mark the World Autism Awareness Day with experts and advocates, looking at the challenges that women and girls with autism face today.

The theme of this year's World Autism Awareness Day is "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism."

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2 every year, encouraging UN Member States to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Autism Rett Syndrome Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...