UN WOMEN – International Women’s Day.

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The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The Chilean President Michelle Bachelet founded with UN General Ban Ki-moon the organization “UN Women” to visualize the paradox situation of women and rights. The support of multilateral institutions is necessary to alleviate the plight of women and the demand for human rights. Heide Göttner Abendroth, political philosopher, culture- and society researcher with a focus on matriarchal society argues that “men” have a lot to say and get more money than women in multilateral institutions with hierarchical structures. Women should obtain more attention for their start-ups and projects. Requiring more women in functions on the top has not yet been fulfilled. She advocates Matriarchy which it is not the reverse mirror image of Patriarchy by them men prevail over women. Instead, it is deliberately constructed to maternal values which influence politics, culture, religion, society and the environment positively. It is a mother-centered society building on maternal values: maintain, nurture, care, peacekeeping, i.e. mothering in the broadest sense. These values apply to all, for mothers and non-mothers, for women and men alike.

Roland Leithenmayr VfV

P.S.: Not only Muslim women suffer from the patriarchal social system. In Egypt, the Muslim- and Christian Copts societies, in this case, are similar.