At the UN, Twenty Years of Backlash to ‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights’

Author : Barbara Crossette, The Nation

Since the seminal Cairo Conference in 1994, anti-feminist actors have pushed back against progress made in women’s rights on the global stage. In The Nation, Mahnaz Afkhami provides insights into the rise of fundamentalist, conservative, and populist movements that are fueling this backlash, and illuminates the role of American wars in the Middle East in perpetuating these trends.