About Beijing 20+

Adopted by 189 countries during the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) is the most comprehensive and progressive blueprint for advancing women’s rights. The BPfA envisions a world in which gender equality and women’s empowerment are at the center of sustainable development. It advocates for a world where women and girls are free from violence, have access to health care and education, and are able to exercise their human rights.

Twenty years later, the BPfA remains a powerful tool for scaling up and speeding up social change. It holds governments and international bodies, including NGOs and the private sector, responsible for protecting and promoting women’s human rights.

Now, the 20th anniversary of Beijing offers a unique opportunity to galvanize a powerful constituency to scale up and speed up the implementation of the BPfA, as well as the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Together, we can revitalize a global commitment to gender equality and mobilize political will to empower women and girls.

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Praise and Raise

These people, events and organizations have made exceptional contributions to advancing the human rights of women and girls. Let us "praise and raise" their efforts.


NGO CSW/ Africa

NGO CSW/Africa has launched their new website!   http://www.ngocswafrica.org/index.php

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Latin America and Caribbean

Report of the special session on Beijing+20

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News from Europe and North America

An NGO Forum took place 3-5 November in Geneva, Switzerland.

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News from Africa

Governments Must Re-Dedicate to Women’s & Girls’ Rights Commitments

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