What is Beijng+25?

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) is the globally adopted framework for action to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women everywhere, everyday.

How to Join the Road to Beijing+25?

You too can join and be part of the Beijing+25 review and appraisal process which begins in 2019 with National and Regional Processes that will culminate into the Global reviews in 2020.

Dates to look out for?

– 27 – 28 October 2019: Beijing+25 Africa CSOs Consultation (Common Africa Position CSW64)
– 28 October to 1 November 2019: Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on GEWE

12 CRITICAL AREAS

The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action flagged 12 key areas where urgent action was needed to ensure greater equality and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. It also laid out concrete ways for countries to bring about change. UN Women works with governments and partners to ensure such change is real for women and girls around the world.

Take a look at some of the efforts on each of the 12 Beijing critical areas of concern:

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#Bejing25Africa

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Africa Beijing+25 Regional Review

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Global Beijing+25 Review

2020/09/01 07:00:00

Beijing+25 High-Level Celebrations

E-RESOURCES

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The Fourth World Conference on Women, Having met in Beijing from 4 to 15 September 1995,

  1. Adopts the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which are
    annexed to the present resolution;
  2. 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.

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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.

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