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Outrage as Trans woman is chosen by UN to be ‘UK champion' for women's rights

Outrage as Trans woman is chosen by UN to be  ‘UK champion' for women's rights
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Outrage as Trans woman is chosen by UN to be ‘UK champion' for women's rights

Outrage as Trans woman is chosen by UN to be  ‘UK champion' for women's rights

A trans woman has sparked major concern among women's rights groups after she was chosen by the UN as its "UK champion."

Trans woman, Munroe Bergdorf who was selected for the role has caused at least 17 campaign groups to sign a letter to the charity UN Women UK expressing their concerns, a long with organisations such as Fair Play for Women, Sex Matters, Transgender Trend and the Women’s Rights Network who also shared their "dismay and disappointment."


Ms Bergdorf, who happens to be a model, broadcaster as well as a contributing editor at British Vogue, was appointed the position by the charity in November last year.


Despite the displeasure of many outraged at the fact a biological woman was not given the role, Ms Bergdorf has said: I’m incredibly proud to step into my new role as a UN Women UK Champion.

"Working with the UN has been a personal ambition and dream of mine ever since I started working in the activism space over a decade ago. It’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly.

"I will use this role to further advocate for the progress, safety, inclusion and empowerment of all women and girls, of all communities and identities.

"I will continue to draw attention to the systemic and social impact of misogyny, transphobia and gender-based inequality within the UK — in order to help provide data and insight that contributes to forming tangible methods of tracking and countering it."

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