Thousands of women’s leaders celebrated the successful outcome to a United Nations review of women’s status at which governments recommitted to furthering women’s human rights worldwide.

A contentious two-week session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which coincided with International Women’s Day on March 8, ended in a consensus forged by pressure from thousands of women’s leaders that joined governments at the meeting. Their united stance against divisive proposals from the Bush administration resulted in the gathering’s unconditional reaffirmation of commitments made a decade ago at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held in Beijing.

To read the press release, click here: Governments Commit to Advance Women’s Human Rights (3/11/2005)

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