The INAM and UN Women carried out the “Consultation of Civil Society 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.” The National Institute of Women (INAM) and UN Women held on Monday, June 10 in the Golden Hall of the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires “Consultation to Civil Society to 25 years of the Declaration and Platform for Action of Beijing,” as part of the process of preparing the comprehensive national review of the progress made and the difficulties faced in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
The opening day of the exchange was led by the Executive Director of INAM, Fabiana Tuñez, and Florence Anne Raes, UN Women Representative in Argentina. Next, the National Director of Communication, Information and Dissemination of INAM, Carla Majdalani, made the presentation of the work modality and coordinated the exchange of civil society organizations that worked on the basis of the priority areas of action to achieve consensus on the environment regarding the main gaps to be addressed which centered on the following axes: inclusive development, shared prosperity and decent work; eradication of poverty, social protection and social services; eradication of violence, stigmas and stereotypes and participation, responsibility and institutions with a gender perspective. The contributions provided by the CSOs will be systematized in a joint document to the National and Regional Review Report.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 (Beijing Platform for Action) is a program created at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China (known as the largest gathering of defenders of gender equality). The Beijing Platform for Action was adopted by 189 governments that committed to taking bold and strategic action in 12 areas of special concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision making, mechanisms institutions, human rights, the media, the environment, and girls.
By 2020, it will be 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was established as a way to eliminate systemic barriers that impede the equal participation of women in all spheres, both public and private.