U.N. Women Launches Campaign To Renew Commitment To Gender Equality

Huffington Post: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women

“Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary roadmap for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. … While much progress has been made in the past two decades, no country can claim to have achieved equality between men and women. It is time for the world to come together again for women and girls and complete this journey. U.N. Women is launching a year-long campaign to re-energize the vision laid out at the Beijing Women’s Conference. Our goal is straightforward: renewed commitment, strengthened action and increased resources to realize gender equality, women’s empowerment, and human rights. We call it: ‘Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!’…” (8/7).