Beijing at 15 : Online Discussions

As part of the events and debates commemorating the 15th anniversary of thr Beijing Platform for Action, the United Nations' Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) has organized a series of online discussions dedicated to specific critical areas of action related to gender equality.

These discussions contributed to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Comission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010.

During the 4 weeks, the online discussions attracted 457 participants, women and men, from all corners of the globe.

Beijing at 15 : Final report available

As part of the debates and events commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the United Nations’ Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is organizing a series of online discussions dedicated to specific critical areas of action related to gender equality. These discussions will contribute to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010.

The online discussions are designed to catalyze debate, to analyze progress and to provide an important interactive forum where perspectives, successful initiatives and information can be shared.

UNESCO will be hosting the online discussion focusing on the theme of Gender equality, Education and Training from 10 January to 7 February. During these four weeks, discussions will be organized around a framework of thematic questions in order to stimulate debate between participants.

Week 1 (10-16 Jan) - Disconnects: missed opportunities for progress and lessons learned.
Week 2 (17-23 Jan) - Silences and hidden challenges.
Week 3 (24-30 Jan) - Crises: challenges and new opportunities.
Week 4 (31 Jan-7 Feb) - Summary of discussions: Key messages.

In addition, participants will be the first to read and learn more about new research and publications by experts in the field, including gender analyses from the 2010 Global Monitoring Report, and contributions from leading agencies and institutions. More details on the programme of the discussion will be available here soon.

Participants will be encouraged to take part in the debates as well as to contribute reports, photos and other relevant documents. Participation in the online discussion is open to all individuals, networks and organizations interested in this critical area of concern.

Conclusions

During the 4 weeks, the online discussion attracted 457 participants, women and men from all corners of the globe. Please CLICK HERE to read the final conclusions of the online discussion.

Click here to read the Paper by Elaine Unterhalter, Amy North and Jenny Parkes (Institute of Education, University of London) for the UNESCO 15 year Review of the Beijing Platform of Action.

For a link to the other online discussions, please visit this website.

Organizer: Division for Gender Equality, UNESCO
gender.equality(at)unesco.org

04.05.2010
Source: ODG/GE

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