African women have been at the forefront of shaping the global agenda for women’s rights from the 3rd World Conference on Women in Nairobi in 1985 that resulted in the “Nairobi Forward Looking Strategies”. The 4th World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 was chaired by a prominent African woman, Mrs. Gertrude Mongella, […]

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the agreement signed by 189 countries that attended the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Over the last two decades, Africa has made significant strides in developing progressive frameworks to advance the rights of women. These strides have been evident in the adoption of the gender equality […]

Still Engaging? Being Involved in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) +20 Review Processes? In the 2nd Update of theBeijing+20, we share with you Stories & Reflections on the Beijing process <> Read your Government’s report on the Beijing+20 National Reviews submitted to UNECA  <> UN Women is giving strong visibility to Beijing+20 through a dynamic, […]

How You Can Engage and be Involved in the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) +20 Review <> Join the Beijing+20 conversation on twitter using the #Beijing20 hashtag. <> Tell your Governments to submit their Beijing+20 National Reviews to UNECA <> Share your views/ perspectives/opinions on what you think has changed since Beijing 20years ago in […]

This is a Regional Analysis on the Status of Women 15 Years after the Adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), compiled by the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), on behalf of the Africa NGO Task Force on Beijing +15 and Regional and Sub- regional Women’s Organizations and Networks. This […]

​African women have been at the forefront of shaping the global agenda for women’s rights from the 3rd World Conference on Women in Nairobi in 1985 that resulted in the “Nairobi Forward Looking Strategies”. The 4th World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 was chaired by a prominent African woman, Mrs. Gertrude Mongella, […]

By Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda November is a month of collective local and global reflection about women’s rights, empowerment and equality as we review the Beijing Commitment. I share with you my thoughts and some of the issues that have been sitting in my belly as I reflect on the journey from 1995 to the present. Beijing agenda […]

As you may know, the 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action, a landmark moment and declaration for the rights of women and girls is underway. A statement read by FEMNET at the Beijing Conference in 1995 signified the Vision for African women. “Our vision is that we the African women will reclaim, reconstruct, […]

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has heightened the demand for data – including gender data – and amplified discussions around the need for a data revolution globally, including through the Africa Data Consensus. Within these frameworks, global leaders have identified the need for gender data across all areas, including women’s economic empowerment. It is […]