UN Women at Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference

At the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference, UN Women will organize several events with civil society and women’s rights activists; along with the next generations of changemakers, including youth and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) at the Fourth World Conference on Women more than two decades ago.

In 2020, it will be 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action set out a roadmap on how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women and girls back from equal participation in all areas of life. Despite some progress, real change has been slow. Multiple obstacles remain unchanged in law and in culture. As a result, women continue to be discriminated against, their contributions are undervalued, they continue to work more, earn less, have fewer choices, and experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public spaces.

 

*An updated version of this media advisory will be re-issued on 30 May 2019. Please view the updated web version here: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2019/5/media-advisory-un-women-at-women-deliver-2019-global-conference