The state of women's rights

25 years ago, Governments, activists and leaders gathered in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women, and created the most progressive blueprint ever on women’s rights.

This document is called the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and a quarter-century on we’ve released a new report reviewing the state of women’s rights in this time – and how far we still have to go to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report uses striking data to examine six themes that link the Platform’s critical areas of concern and the SDGs: inclusive development and decent work; poverty eradication and social services; freedom from violence, stigma, and stereotypes; women’s participation and recognition in institutions; peaceful and inclusive societies; and environmental conservation, climate action, and resilience-building.

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Gender equality: women's rights in review 24 years after Beijing


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