Unlikely godmother- the un and the global woman"s movement- margaret snyder. 1975: united nations first ever women"s conference-- the celebration of international women"s year in mexico, there were north & south differences. Women from industrial countries emphasized gender equality in the workplace and the home. Women from developing countries of the south asked-- how can women achieve equality when most of a nations people (men & women) are repressed under an apartheid system? How can women advance when their nations are subjected to global economic inequalities. The global feminist movement is deeply rooted in women"s movements around the world. The un became a guardian, and an advocate for women: women depend on them to put forward legislation for adoption, to offer chances to meet across borders, to open doors for joint discussions. Unifying definition of feminism: the broad goal of challenging and changing women"s subordination to men.