ICRW joins so many others in acknowledging that the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the brutal murder of George Floyd represents a critical step in advancing accountability among law enforcement and the criminal justice system for the ongoing unjust treatment of Black and brown Americans. We also acknowledge and support the work that remains to be done to dismantle systemic racism in America and around the world.


Foreign Policy magazine carried a commentary on the Feminist U.N. Year 2 Report Card on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:

“When the Portuguese politician and former high commissioner for refugees António Guterres won the post instead, he promised that he could still be a feminist leader and asked civil society to hold him to that promise. We happily took him up on it.

“What, in practice, has this really meant? Is this secretary-general’s feminism rhetorical or radical? Has he taken on the patriarchal power structures of the United Nations in order to enable a more feminist space, or was that promise just words for a leader who is astute in the arts of identity politics?”

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