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Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights

UNRISD is marking the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the outcome of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, with this Think Piece Series Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action. Leading feminist thinkers from around the world have been invited to critically review progress on women’s rights and gender equality, informing the Beijing+20 debate through a critical and forward-looking discussion.

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The Think Pieces

  • The ‘Feminization of Poverty’: A Reflection 20 Years After Beijing—Sylvia Chant, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Gender Norms: Are they the Enemy of Women’s Rights?—Raewyn Connell and Rebecca Pearse, University of Sydney
  • Women, War and Peace in Africa: A Reflection on the Past 20 Years—Meredeth Turshen, Rutgers University
  • Achievements and Challenges 20 Years after Beijing: An African Perspective—Faiza Jama Mohamed, Equality Now
  • Why Does the Security Council Have Few Teeth? A Reflection on Women and Armed Conflict 20 years after Beijing 1995—Donna Pankhurst, Bradford University
  • Achievements and Challenges 20 Years after Beijing: A View from Switzerland—Flurina Derungs, University of Bern, and Ursula Keller, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • 20 Years of Mobilization: The Role of Young Feminists—Ruby Johnson, FRIDA, The Young Feminist Fund
  • Achievements and Challenges in Gender Equality in International Human Rights Law: The Last Twenty Years—Fareda Banda. SOAS, University of London
  • How Feminist Activism Can Make States More Accountable for Women’s Rights—Andrea Cornwall and Jenny Edwards, Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme, Institute of Development Studies
  • Violence Against Women: Achievements and Challenges 20 Years after Beijing—Marai Larasi, Executive Director of Imkaan, UK
  • Gender Praxis in Emergencies: 20 years after Beijing—Anu Pillay, Senior Gender Advisor to the humanitarian system and visiting professor at UPEACE

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