Beijing +25 Review: Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

Ministers and high-level officials from 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have committed to intensify priority actions towards realizing women’s rights and fundamental freedoms for an equal future.  Written by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific The Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review was adopted after…

Beijing +25 Review: Participants in the Africa Beijing+25 review call for implementation of the commitments made 25 years ago

Member states gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27 October to 1 November 2019 to review Africa’s implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Written by UN Women In 2020, the world will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action the…

Women in politics unite to establish Inter-Party Gender Action Group (IGAG) in Malawi

The Commonwealth has partnered-up with the Malawi Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD-M) for a workshop designed to advance women’s political party leadership, strategy, advocacy and engagement. Written by The Commonwealth Secretariat Members of the Malawi Inter-Party Gender Action Group took part in the event following recent progress in elections which saw more women elected to…

Ministers present actions on gender equality for consideration by Commonwealth leaders

On 19-20 September 2019, the 12th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nairobi gathered government officials from over 30 countries. The approaches agreed upon by ministers to accelerate gender equality are set out in the events’ outcome statement and are to be considered by country leaders at the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Written…