Diplomacy for diplomacy’s sake. What’s bad inside shows on the skin soon enough.
Governments across the world pretend they are taking steps to bring gender equality. However these announcements are restricted to diplomatic conventions only. On the ground the inequality is very high. Patriarchy it seems is so much imbibed in every culture that politicians do not take up these issues with true intent. China has a miserable human rights record and that too is based on the scarce information that trickles out. The situation is much more deplorable in many developing nations as also indicative in the crimes against women. The situation is all the more alarming considering the crimes and abuse in developed European nations and U.S. Although we are made to believe that life is improving but the marginalised are still battling prejudices of gender, race, ethnicity and religion.