Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on officials at the World Health Organization:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its updated manual on Gender Mainstreaming for Health Managers. WHO officials boast that they now have “new gender, equity and human rights framework and tools” that will enable them to counter gender discrimination and related issues.

The new features go “beyond non-binary approaches to gender and health to recognize gender and sexual diversity, or the concepts that gender identity exists on a continuum and that sex is not limited to male and female.”

Also included is an expanded statement on “the concept of intersectionality,” or how “gender power dynamics interact with hierarchies of privilege or disadvantage.” Intersecting factors include sex and a host of other demographic characteristics.

There is not a credible person in the entire world who can persuasively tell us what “beyond non-binary” means. From the beginning of time, the only humans who have ever walked the face of the earth have been males and females. Similarly, contrary to what WHO says, sex is in fact limited to male and female.

While these issues are important, what really gets WHO into trouble is its commitment to gender equity and a new “human rights framework.” [Click here to read our report.]

Currently there are 33 members on the Executive Board of WHO (one, the U.S. seat, is currently unfilled). Of this number, 28 are men and 5 are women; there are no “non-binary” creatures on the board. If this passes as gender equity, then the rest of the world gets a pass as well. If it doesn’t, then most of the men need to resign immediately.

WHO’s purported commitment to human rights is particularly galling.

We checked the latest U.S. State Department “Country Reports on Human Rights Violations” and found that only 6 of the 33 members come from nations where there are no serious human rights violations (Canada, Denmark, Slovenia, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Micronesia and Japan). Torture is ongoing in 15 of the nations, and genocide is being waged in China.

Which raises the question: On what moral authority does the WHO  executive board rest? To put it a little more straightforward—what gives these misogynists and human rights offenders the right to lecture anyone?

One more thing. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director-General of WHO. He was elected by secret ballot in May 2022, after being proposed as a candidate in January 2022. But there was no need for a secret ballot—it was a total sham. Guess who ran against him? No one.

So much for equity and diversity. WHO’s credibility is totally shot.

Contact: Christian Lindmeier, WHO spokesman:

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