An African delegation bucked the UN by screening The Daily Wire’s “What Is A Woman?” in honor of a women’s conference Friday, even after they were told the hit documentary did not align with the hosting commission’s values.
The Nigerian Mission to the UN screened the Matt Walsh film during an annual meeting for women’s rights, in defiance of the left-wing Commission on the Status of Women, New York. Delegates from multiple African countries were in attendance, including Uganda, Malawi, and Cameroon. A delegate from Suriname, in South America, also attended.
“The movie was very informative,” said Peace Regis Mutuuzo, Ugandan State Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development. “The people whose gender has been arranged can never lead a happy life no matter how much they pretend because gender is biological and not ideological.”
The screening was held in collaboration with the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) and Family Watch International, two non-profits that have worked with the UN to further pro-family causes. In response to the event, Daily Wire host Matt Walsh said it was clear African nations do not want gender ideology imposed on them.
It has already found a large following in South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Now African delegates at the UN are attending a screening. The film is not only changing this country but reaching across the world. Incredibly proud to have been a part of this project.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 10, 2023
But gender ideology seems to be the direction the UN commission has been taking. According to guidelines, the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, says its participants must acknowledge the existence of transphobia, global north domination, and institutional oppression, and work to build an “anti-racist space.”
“An anti-racist space requires that all of us need to consider our positionality and work actively not to replicate white patriarchal structures including subjugating voices of Black women and women of color,” the commission guidelines read.
Because of the ban on the documentary, the Nigerian Mission had to screen it as a side event of the commission’s conference. The film appeared well-received by those who watched it.
“I wish this would be shown from the floor of the General Assembly,” said Funke Oladipo, deputy director for women and gender, Nigerian Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
The screening was important for delegates facing pressure to accept loaded gender terminology in UN negotiation documents, according to C-Fam Executive Vice President Lisa Correnti. These loaded terms, such as “gender,” carry different connotations in societies that have not been influenced by woke westerners.
“African countries have an opportunity to shield their children from harmful gender ideology, something we in the U.S. failed to do,” said Correnti. “But they will only be able to do it by blocking ambiguous terminology in negotiations, preventing UN agencies and western countries from including it in development and humanitarian assistance.”
“The documents they negotiate will determine how fast gender ideology makes its way to their countries through UN programs,” she said.