25-Year Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Authored by: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development

Categories: Human Rights, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, International Law, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
Year: 2019
Citation: “25-Year Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.” Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, 2019.

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Executive Summary

Since the last five-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), there have been many important developments that impact women’s human rights in Asia and the Pacific. This submission is divided into three key sections: the first section on Structural Barriers to realising women’s human rights elaborates on three structural barriers and cross-links with relevant paragraphs and recommendations from the BPfA. The second section on Resistance and solutions from the women’s movement then presents some of the existing initiatives advancing accountability for women’s human rights, while the final Recommendations section offers concrete policy recommendations for governments and intergovernmental actors to take forward, including explanations of specific language recommendations for the outcome documents of the regional and global review processes for Beijing + 25.