UNRISD series: ‘Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights’

Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action is a new Think Pieces Series from UNRISD to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action.

UNRISD – The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development – asked feminist scholars and activists from around the world to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the past two decades. They have responded with critical views on themes such as poverty, war and peace, international law, gender norms and employment, from different geographical locations and different perspectives. More think pieces are on their way in the coming months. Join the conversation!

The online Series aims to create a space to:

  • review achievements in the field of gender equality and the empowerment of women made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action;
  • address the current challenges that affect the implementation of these international instruments;
  • identify opportunities for the full realization of women’s rights in the post-2015 development agenda.

Following the launch of the Series on 2 March 2015, the Think Pieces will be published online incrementally.