Twenty Years after Beijing: Can Promises be Turned into Progress?
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Twenty years since the landmark women's conference at Beijing, and as the post?2015 agenda is concluded, it is clear that there has been a significant increase in rhetoric from governments and even some notable achievements in the field of women's equality and rights. But a failure to tackle underlying causes – particularly the persistent unequal power relations between women and men – has thwarted real, sustainable progress. A report by the Gender and Development Network has identified four areas in need of far greater political focus and resources: working with marginalised women to build their own agency; supporting women's collective action; promoting positive social norms; and reassessing macroeconomic policies and the role of the care economy.
CitationWoodroffe, J. (2015) Twenty Years after Beijing: Can Promises be Turned into Progress?. IDS Bulletin 46(4): 92-96
Is part of seriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 46 Nos. 4
- Volume 46. Issue 4