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Beijing, 25 years on: Unfinished and New Business
Start Date: 9/24/2018Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 9/24/2018End Time: 7:45 PM

Event Description:

Beijing, 25 years on: Unfinished and New Business

Co-sponsored by Oxfam's journal, Gender and Development

Monday, September 24, 6.30 - 7.45 pm

In just over a year it will be a quarter century since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action on the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women.  The Platform for Action was widely welcomed by feminists for the progressive global agreements embedded in its twelve action areas. Yet the Platform merits further development – it did not, for instance, develop an analysis of globalized capitalism and did not address structural changes in the economic domain to reduce gender, race, and other inequalities.  It pre-dated social media, online violence, and the #MeToo process. Forged at the height of the optimistic post-Cold War moment, it did not imagine the democratic reversals of recent years that have included attacks on women’s rights by religious extremists as well as nationalist populist governments.

While the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals have a powerful goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment, there is still much to be done for gender equality beyond the SDGs.  This panel discussion marks the 25th anniversary of Oxfam's journal, Gender and Development, which has followed normative and operational advances on women’s empowerment in developing countries since before the Beijing Conference. It will begin a process of reflection in advance of the Beijing anniversary to outline some of the unfinished and new business in the global women’s rights agenda.  

Moderator:  Anne Marie Goetz, Clinical Professor, NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs

Location Information:
Downtown - Woolworth  (View Map)
15 Barclay Street (bet. Broadway and Church Street)
New York, NY
Room: 430
Contact Information:
Phone: 212-992-8380

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