Taken from Social Watch, this press conference report focuses on both the successes and shortcomings of the Beijing Platform for Action.
Governments worldwide had adopted a piecemeal and incremental approach to implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action that could not achieve the economic, social and political transformation underlying the Platform’s promises and vision. As a result, many women in all regions of the world were actually worse off now than they were ten years ago, June Zeitlin, Executive Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) told correspondents this morning during a Headquarters press conference.
The press conference, sponsored by Canada, was held to launch “Beijing Betrayed”, WEDO’s fifth global monitoring report, which includes assessments of government steps to turn the Beijing Platform into action from 150 countries. Also participating were: Patricia Licuanan, Chair, Asia-Pacific Women’s Watch; Karina Batthyany, Chief Researcher, Social Watch, Uruguay; Gladys Mutukwa, Chair, Women, Law, and Development Africa; and Monique Essed-Fernandes, Chair, Caribbean Wave.
To read the full press release, click here: Press Conference on Women’s Global Monitoring Report