Progress On Gender Equality Remains Uneven 25 Years After Beijing, Pandemic Could Impact Gains, Experts Say
Devex: 25 years after Beijing, what’s changed on gender equality? Not enough, experts say.
“Twenty-five years after world leaders agreed upon the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, progress on gender equality remains uneven. The pandemic could now serve as a dangerous tipping point, experts say, threatening ‘major reversals’ on women’s leadership and child marriage, among other issues. … More than 100 countries recommitted to the Beijing Platform for Action during a high-level U.N. meeting last week marking the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women…” (Lieberman, 10/8).