Taken from Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development, this article focuses on the betrayal of the Beijing Platform for Action by about 150 national governments worldwide.

On March 3, 2005, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) offered governments worldwide a comprehensive view of reality as women themselves see it in 150 countries. The 208-page report, Beijing Betrayed, uses women’s contributions from every region of the world to point out that a combination of global trends have created an environment increasingly hostile to women’s advancement.

The trends include the spread of a neo-liberal economic model, growing militarization, and rising religious and cultural fundamentalism.

To read the full article, click here: Article from Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development

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