Thursday, June 26, 2014

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity, Picture it!

WWSF participated at the Beijing UN World Conference in 1991. A great Promise was made and we have come a long way. 20 years later - let's review together the progress made for the women of the world and the obstacles remaining for full implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the 12 critical areas of concern.

"Picture a world where all girls and boys go to school
A world without gender stereotypes
A world where there is equal pay for equal work
A world without child marriages and the end of violence against women and girls
This is not a woman's issue, it is an issue for humanity"

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

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