Watch Live: Harris speaks at U.N. meeting on women's rights

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Vice President Kamala Harris is delivering a statement Tuesday on behalf of the United States during a session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women.

The theme of this year’s session, the 65th, is women’s “full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” The session started Monday is taking place through March 26. The event is mostly virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

How to watch Vice President Harris speak today 

  • What: Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the 65th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
  • Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Time: 11 a.m. ET 
  • Location: Virtual
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device 

“Gender equality is essentially a question of power,” U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres tweeted Tuesday. “We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. This discrimination harms us all. Only through the equal participation of women can we benefit from the intelligence, experience & insights of all of humanity.”