Interesting opportunity to join the G20 - Civil Society Working groups. These groups are clustered thematically and 'Gender' is one of the areas covered: https://civil-20.org/join-c20-working-groups-registration-is-open/
Iran among newly elected members of UN Commission on the Status of Women
Recent elections during the ECOSOC plenary session caused outrage, as among the newly elected members of the UN Commission on the Status of Women are Iran and Pakistan, both of which came in at 150th and 154th respectively out of 156 countries in the ranking of the latest Global Gender Gap report. According to UN Watch, the council’s secret ballot-vote had to include at least four votes in favour of Iran’s election from among the 15 European Union and Western Group democracies. Iranian Women’s Rights activists have condemned the UN’s election of Iran, calling it “a great blow” to women in Iran. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch demanded that member countries should now receive extra scrutiny and warned that the election of abusive governments to UN bodies on human rights should be avoided in future.