The year 2020 will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995).
It will be a key moment to reflect on what we have achieved and what remains to be done in order to realize the promise of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 was adopted by 189 governments who committed to taking strategic, bold action in 12 critical areas of women and girls concern
- The girl child
- Women and the environment
- Women and the media
- Human rights of women
- Institutional mechanisms
- Women and poverty
- Education and training of women
- Women and health
- Violence against women
- Women and armed conflict
- Women and the economy
- Women in power and decision-making
On 21 and 22nd of August 2019 GROOTS Kenya mobilized grassroots more than 50 women champion from 8 counties to review of the progress made and the challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and how this affects gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and its contribution towards the full realization of the Sustainable Development Goals especially through a gender perspective.
This is critical in our collective mandate of holding our government accountable to delivering commitments as well as documenting the progress and pointing out the persistent challenges and gaps.