Women’s rights organisations and movements from Asia and the Pacific, comprising 480 women, gathered in Bangkok from 14 to 16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability regarding the commitments made almost 20 years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls, and to realise our aspiration for a region that is defined by development, economic, social, gender and environmental justice.

The BPFA draws its mandate and inspiration from earlier global agreements, such as:

  • the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW);
  • the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD);
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions; and
  • the Vienna Conference on Human Rights.

Read the full civil society forum statement below regarding the concerns and priorities for women in Asia and the Pacific for the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, the post-2015 development agenda and beyond. This includes statements regarding:

  • women and migration;
  • women in power;
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • women and girls living with HIV;
  • women and the international economic framework;
  • women and the environment;
  • sexual orientation, gender identity and expression;
  • violence against women and girls;
  • women with disabilities;
  • women and armed conflict;
  • rural women;
  • women’s and girls’ access to information;
  • women and the media; and
  • women’s human rights and the development agenda.
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