How the Beijing Women’s Conference Speaks to Us Today: PEACE
“20 Years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: The Link Between Peace and Gender Equity”
n 1995, 189 countries signed onto the Beijing Platform for Action at the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women. This policy document, combined with the legally-binding women’s human rights treaty CEDAW and the Sustainable Development Goal targets are the blueprint to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. How can we hold governments accountable for the BPfA? How does the UN Fourth World Conference on Women speak to the young generation today? What are our demands for the future of the BPfA? Can this legacy help us to address the crises of our times, related to racial and gender inequality, unsustainable development, and threats to peace? If so, how can we take action at the Generation Equality Forum (2021) and CSW65?