Beijing+25: Commemorating a Watershed Moment for Women’s Rights

A Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Albright

Thursday, September 10
11:00am-12:00pm EDT

Watch the discussion.

Read the report: Beijing+25 – Accelerating Progress for Women and Girls

Read a press release about the report here.


The UN Fourth World Conference on Women, hosted in Beijing in 1995, electrified a generation of activists, catalyzed the creation of new women’s rights organizations, and transformed global policy. A watershed moment in the history of global women’s rights, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton captured the movement’s call to action in a historic speech, insisting that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.”  Today, the Beijing Platform remains a progressive blueprint and power source of inspiration for advancing women’s rights around the world.

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted a special virtual commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference in Beijing to reflect on the progress since 1995, the challenges that remain, and promising ways forward to continue advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security