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Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action

  • Project from: 2015 to 2015

UNRISD is marking the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the outcome of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, with this Think Piece Series Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action. Leading feminist thinkers from around the world have been invited to critically review progress on women’s rights and gender equality, informing the Beijing+20 debate through a critical and forward-looking discussion.

The online Series aims to create a space to:
  • review achievements in the field of gender equality and the empowerment of women made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action;
  • address the current challenges that affect the implementation of these international instruments;
  • identify opportunities for the full realization of women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda.

Following the launch of the Series on 2 March, the Think Pieces are being published online incrementally.

The Think Pieces

Overview Think Piece: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? Taking Stock of Progress on Gender Equality since the Beijing Platform for Action—Andrea Kaufmann and Valeria Esquivel, UNRISD

Women’s Rights: Achievements and Challenges after Beijing

Challenging Social Norms and Social Practices

Women’s Movements and Activism

Regional and National Perspectives

Humanitarian Crises and Gender Equality