Beijing +15 - Fifteen-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action

Source: Social Watch
A new paper by Social Watch launched to mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action argues that the economic and financial crisis has deepened gender inequalities even further and now it is time to design and implement a new development paradigm with equal rights and opportunities for all. March 2010. [see more]
From March 1 to 12 2010, government delegations attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will assess progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) 15 years since it was adopted at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995.

Immediately prior to the CSW, on February 27 -28, several thousand women will gather in New York to celebrate Beijing +15 at the Global Beijing + 15 NGO Forum for Women.

The BPFA is considered to be the most comprehensive agenda for women's empowerment. It contains strategic objectives and actions on 12 critical areas of concern: women and poverty, education and training of women, women and health, violence against women, women and armed conflict, women and the economy, women in power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, human rights of women, women and the media, women and the environment, and the girl-child.

In anticipation of Beijing + 15, governments and non-governmental organizations around the world are engaged in preparatory activities to assess progress made at both national and regional level and to identify gaps and challenges requiring accelerated action in the years ahead.

Source: IWTC Women's GlobalNet
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UPDATES
Monday, March 08 2010
Putting gender economics at the forefront
(Source: Social Watch)
Thursday, March 11 2010
In a Fierce New World
(Source: DAWN Net)
Wednesday, January 27 2010
Women empowering themselves in Muslim contexts
(Source: Women's Empowerment in Muslim Contexts - WEMC)

Official information

Fifteen-year Review and Appraisal (United Nations)

Beijing +15 focus page

Review of the Beijing Platform for Action

Commission on the Status of Women

Civil society information resources

Civil Society Statement concerning Beijing +15 process review

In a Fierce New World (DAWN Net)

15 years after Beijing conference, women assess progress

Putting gender economics at the forefront (Social Watch)

NGLS Interviews Norah Matovu-Winyi, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) (NGLS)

Re-imagining feminist politics and strategies in the Global South (DAWN)

Widowhood in context of Beijing +15 (Women's U.N. Report Network (WUNRN))

Arab women issue a call to Arab Heads of State (Coalition égalité sans réserve)

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY

NGO Forum Beijing + 15: Ngocswny'S Blog

Useful research

Short history of the Commission on the Status of Women

Women empowering themselves in Muslim contexts (Women's Empowerment in Muslim Contexts - WEMC)

Regional meetings

EU Council Conclusions on Beijing + 15 Review - EU Implementation of BPFA (Council of the European Union)

Maternal mortality rates ‘one of the saddest cases’ in Asia (IPS News)

At the Asia-Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing +15

Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing +15

Africa Regional Task Force for the Beijing +15 process

Countries' reports and Regional Commissions of the United Nations

How far have we come, how far to go?

Fourth Session of the Committee on Women (UN-ESCWA)

The Beijing Platform for Action: What has it delivered to African women? (Pambazuka)

UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

ESCAP - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa

ESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


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