Beijing+20 – The Beijing Platform for Action turns 20

 
The Beijing Platform for Action
Turns 20

Beijing+20 ?!

What was the Beijing Conference? Why is it important? Why does it still matter? The Beijing generation – the women who attended the Fourth World Conference – give their take on women’s rights, the road travelled and what remains to be done, while providing personal reflections on the Conference and its impact, while young people – the post-Beijing generation – discuss the relevance of the landmark women’s rights agenda adopted in 1995 and what it means for them today.

Beijing, what?!

Yiping Cai attended the NGO Forum of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a journalist and youth participant. Today she lives in Beijing, China, and is an Executive Committee member of the international feminist network DAWN.

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The differences between being a girl and being a woman

Christina Selby

Christina is a 17-year-old living in New York who is about to graduate from high school. She has been a Girl Advocate for the Working Group on Girls for three years and works on the Girls Participation Task Force and Steering Committee.

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Let's empower our language too!

Nuria Felipe Soria

Nuria Felipe Soria is a communications specialist for UN Women. She was a member of the Spanish delegation at the Beijing Conference, carrying out functions involving communications and liaison with civil society organizations.

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Relevant yesterday, relevant today

Mtisunge Kachingwe

Mtisunge Kachingwe is a 23-year-old young woman from Malawi working as a doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. She is also an active member of the YWCA.

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Fulfil the promises that we made to our daughters

Ranjana Kumari

Ranjana Kumari was 42 years old when she attended the Beijing Conference in 1995 as Convener of the South Asian Network for Women in Politics. She was also the Director of the Centre for Social Research in India at the time, a position she still holds today.

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It is not a dream, it is a duty

Fatou Lo

Fatou Lo attended the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a teenaged youth delegate. Today, she is the Deputy Representative of UN Women in Sudan.

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Towards Beijing+20: The time is now

Hiboaq Osman

Hibaaq Osman is a global political strategist who attended the Beijing Conference in 1995. Today, she heads Karama, an international organization based in Cairo that is working to end violence against women in the Arab region.

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We want to be actors in our own futures with full rights

Tarcila Rivera Zea

Tarcila Rivera Zea took part in the Beijing Conference in 1995. Today, this indigenous activist is President of the Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru (CHIRAPAQ) and a member of the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group.

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Picture it: The day the Declaration becomes irrelevant

Nive Sharat Chandran

Nive Sharat Chandran is a 23-year-old From New Zealand who has served as the Vice-President and on the Board of Directors of the YWCA in Auckland.

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Beijing+20, I know my grandmother would be proud

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor is a Policy Analyst and Graduate Research Fellow at the Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership in New York, where he is pursuing an MA/PhD in International Relations. He is currently interning within UN Women.

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