New York City, N.Y., Mar 23, 2016 / 02:06 am
If diplomacy and policy-making are to be successful, all women – including those who are often left out of the conversation – must have a voice in the process, a Holy See representative told the United Nations.
"Empowering women means creating the conditions necessary for them to flourish, in full acceptance of and in accordance with their natural genius as women, and in harmonious complementarity with the gifts of men," Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said March 18.
"Empowering women and girls will greatly help the world community not to leave anyone behind, and their empowerment will empower us all," he said.
He gave his remarks during the deliberations of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations. This session's focus was "Women's Empowerment and the Link to Sustainable Development."