Countries have adopted the Beijing Platform for Action
Africa Beijing+25 Regional Review
Global Beijing+25 Review
Beijing+25 High-Level Celebrations
Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
The Fourth World Conference on Women, Having met in Beijing from 4 to 15 September 1995,
- Adopts the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which are
annexed to the present resolution;
- Recommends to the General Assembly of the United Nations at its
fiftieth session that it endorse the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as adopted by the Conference.
Beijing Review Reports
Preparations for the review of 25 years of implementing the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) i.e. Beijing +25 are ongoing. As with the previous reviews (Beijing +5, +10, +15 & +20), FEMNET continues to inform and mobilize women’s rights organizations to strategically contribute and influence the national, regional and global reviews.
This is critical in our collective mandate of holding our governments accountable to delivering commitments under the BPfA 12 Critical Areas of Concern as well as reflecting and documenting the progress in the lives of women and girls.
In May 2019, FEMNET commissioned a survey to engage with her members and the wider women’s rights movement to capture their views and perspectives on the ongoing Beijing +25 review process.
Shadow Reports by African Women’s Rights Organizations
In preparation for Beijing + 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations.
The purpose of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use for country (city or state) reports. NGOs should adapt it to suit their local contexts and feel free to change it as needed. Although many questions are drawn from UN Women’s official Guidelines for governments, these are adapted to reflect NGO and civil society perspectives.