Beijing declaration and platform for action

Publisher: United Nations. Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995

Status – CURRENT

The Platform for Action is an agenda for women’s empowerment. It aims at … removing all the obstacles to women’s active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equalshare in economic, social, cultural and political decision-making. This means that the principle of shared power and responsibility should be established between women and men at home, in the workplace and in the wider national and international communities. Equality between women and men is a matter of human rights and a condition for social justice and is also a necessary and fundamental prerequisite for equality, development and peace. A transformed partnership based on equality between women and men is a condition for people-centred sustainable development. A sustained and long-term commitment isessential, so that women and men can work together for themselves, for their children and for society to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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