Fourth World Conference on Women

Fourth World Conference on Women

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The United Nations convened the Fourth World Conference on Women on 4-15 September 1995 in Beijing, China. Delegates had prepared a Declaration and Platform for Action that aimed at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women. The three previous World Conferences were in Mexico City (International Women's Year, 1975), Copenhagen (1980) and Nairobi (1985). The official name of the Conference was "The Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace." 189 governments and more than 5,000 representatives from 2,100 non-governmental organizations participated in the Conference. The principal themes were the advancement and empowerment of women in relation to women's human rights, women and poverty, women and decision-making, the girl-child, violence against women and other areas of concern. The resulting documents of the Conference are The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135849719
  • 9786135849714