“Western democracies are paying price for appeasing Iran,” warn activists

“The reality of the United Nations today is a far cry from its historic commitment to freedom and equality. It is an open secret, in fact, that the global body has devolved into a primary mechanism for the world’s most brutal regimes to legitimize and sustain their rule. A most glaring example concerns my homeland Iran, where women are subject to among the world’s most sexist laws. One would hope the UN would work to punish a gender apartheid state like Iran for its infringements of women’s equality and lend a helping hand to women’s rights activists there.”