Beijing +25: the fifth review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States

Authored by: European Institute for Gender Equality

Categories: Human Rights, Statebuilding, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, International Agreements, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2020
Citation: “Beijing 25: the Fifth Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States.” European Institute for Gender Equality, March 2020.

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Executive Summary

Although the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) was established 25 years ago, many of the challenges identified in 1995 remain relevant today (such as the gender pay gap, unequal distribution of unpaid work or experiences of gender-based violence, to name just a few). This report both tracks progress against these long-standing challenges and goes beyond them to assess new challenges that have emerged in recent years, including those brought by digitalisation, recent migration flows and a mounting backlash against gender equality.

The report consists of three chapters. The first chapter provides an assessment of institutional developments related to gender equality at EU level. The second chapter analyses major trends and developments in the 12 areas of concern of the BPfA at EU and national levels. The final chapter provides practical recommendations for action to address key gender equality challenges identified in the previous analysis.