Around the world women face discrimination in access to rights and opportunities across all spheres of their lives. Women’s groups from Australia and around the World have successfully participated in bringing their issues to the United Nations through the Beijing process and reviewing how governments have measured up to their commitments to women. The Beijing Conference: The 4th World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace (1995); The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China in September, 1995.
Beijing + 15: “Working Together for Equality” State & Territory Caravans across Australia & On-line Questionnaire: Beijing + 15 June, July, and early August, 2009 A series of workshops or caravans will be held in each State across Australia during June, July and early August, 2009. The information which comes from these caravans will be presented in....
The 10-year Review and Appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Outcome Document of the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly took place in the context of the 49th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 28 February - 11 March 2005.
In June, 2000 the United Nations General Assembly called for a special session called “Women 2000 : Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the twenty-first century”. This is often referred to as “Beijing Plus 5” as it was where governments reported on and evaluated how their countries were progressing towards achieving the objectives of the Beijing Platform for Action five years after its inception.