The OFN has joined with other feminist organisations to register our dismay and disappointment at the appointment of a male activist, Munroe Bergdorf, as a UN Women UK champion.
“The UK has reason to be proud of its strong feminist credentals. We have a dynamic feminist sector with numerous campaign groups advocating for women and girls. If UN Women UK wants to select a women’s ambassador, there is plenty of choice. To ignore all these pro-women activists in favour of a male advocating only for people like themselves seems like a deliberate message which many women in the UK and elsewhere will read as an-female.”Letter to UN Women UK