Gender Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reflections on the Beijing+25 Review

Space and Culture, India

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Title Gender Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reflections on the Beijing+25 Review
 
Creator Cai, Cai
Dahiya, Bharat
 
Subject Gender Equality
Beijing Platform for Action
Beijing 25 Review
Asia-Pacific
Gender Studies
Women's Studies
Humanities
Social Sciences
Geography
Sociology
Social Work
 
Description This article reviews the 25-year progress made in implementing the ‘Beijing Platform for Action’ and the challenges that remain towards achieving gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region. Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women, the ‘Beijing Platform for Action’ has been hailed as the most progressive policy blueprint for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In November 2019, over 600 participants from 54 countries, comprising representatives from Governments, international organisations and civil society organisations attended the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on the Beijing+25 Review in Bangkok. The delegations reviewed the “achievements, challenges and priority areas for realizing gender equality and women’s empowerment” (UNESCAP, 2019a:1) in Asia-Pacific. For 25 years, since the adoption of the ‘Beijing Platform for Action’, Asia-Pacific has witnessed significant progress in girls’ education and women’s health. Unprecedented progress has been made in and reducing maternal deaths and enhancing women’s representation in national parliaments and local governments in several countries. However, there are some enduring challenges, including women’s economic empowerment and political participation, and violence against women. Whilst women play a pivotal role in protecting the environment and natural resources, they have been underrepresented in environment-related decision making and negotiations. Accordingly, the key actions outlined by the ‘Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review’ cover a wide range of issues, from women’s economic empowerment, political participation, to women’s full and effective participation in environment conservation, climate action and peace building process.
 
Publisher Alliance for Community Capacity Building
 
Date 2020-11-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://spaceandculture.in/index.php/spaceandculture/article/view/1000
10.20896/saci.vi0.1000
 
Source Space and Culture, India; Vol 8 No 3 (2020): Space and Culture, India; 7-17
2052-8396
10.20896/saci.v8i3
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://spaceandculture.in/index.php/spaceandculture/article/view/1000/435
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Cai Cai, Bharat Dahiya
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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