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“Take intense measures” to accelerate women’s full and equal participation in politics, leaders say in Chile
More than 300 global leaders gathered today in Santiago, Chile, to take part in a high-level conference on women in power and decision-making as part of UN Women’s global Beijing+20 campaign. It aims to galvanize political support to achieve gender equality and honour commitments made by 189 governments to uphold the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
142 countries have submitted reports ahead of the global review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, due to take place in March 2015.
Mtisunge Kachingwe is a 23-year-old young woman from Malawi working as a doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.