This September marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
This September marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) during the Fourth World Conference on Women had (and has) the objective of promoting women’s rights, equality, development and peace.
The United Nations, in its 75th session of the General Assembly, commemorates the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration with an event entitled “Economic Justice and Rights” that is held online today, September 28. Women have been one of the most affected by the health crisis caused by COVID-19, they are the ones who constitute the majority of the health personnel and those who are most dedicated to unpaid care work. The pandemic has also increased inequalities between men and women and, therefore, this event aims to highlight the importance of initiating economic and social reforms for Gender Equality that recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid domestic and care work through fiscal and social protection measures.
Another commemorative event will take place on October 1, the day on which the United Nations General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting entitled “Accelerating the Realization of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls”. The objective of this meeting is to ratify the idea that gender equality is inextricably linked to achieving sustainable development for all people by 2030.