Rural Women and Girls: 25 years after Beijing

Critical Agents of Positive Change

Authored by: World Food Programme

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Peace Support Operations, The Field of Women, Peace and Security, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Access to Justice and Rule of Law, Climate and Environment, Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Peacemaking, Political Transitions, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health, UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2020
Citation: "Rural Women and Girls: 25 years after Beijing - Critical Agents of Positive Change." World Food Programme. October 2020.

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Executive Summary

In 2020, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), also known as “Beijing + 25”, provides an excellent opportunity for governments, civil society, the United Nations (UN) system and all development actors to take stock of progress made toward gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

The BPfA is an ambitious framework for change that calls for a world in which every woman and girl can realize her rights, have equal livelihood opportunities, live free from violence and participate in decision-making that affects her life.

This document includes good practices from the members of the IANWGE network in the thematic areas of education; food security and nutrition; health; access to and control over land and other productive resources; leadership, decision-making and public life; social protection and services; care and domestic work; GBV; and resilience in the context of climate change and fragility.