UN Beijing Platform for Action 1995

Sectors : Gender and economic opportunity, Gender and social development, Women's rights
Organisation : UN
Date made: 

Commitments in: Gender - Women's rights

“6. ...The formulation of the Platform for Action is aimed at establishing a basic group of priority actions that should be carried out during the next five years...

...44. To this end, Governments, the international community and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, are called upon to take strategic action in the following critical areas of concern:

o The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women

o Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training

o Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services

o Violence against women

o The effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation

o Inequality in economic structures and policies, in all forms of productive activities and in access to resources

o Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels

o Insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women

o Lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women

o Stereotyping of women and inequality in women's access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media

o Gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment

o Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child”