Past Event

Human Rights Institute Event: How the Beijing Women's Conference Speaks to Us Today

September 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
The Human Rights Institute, the Mailman School of Public Health Global Health Justice and Governance Program, and the Feminist and Women's Movement Action Plan present our Fall 2020 virtual event series, Innovations for Advancing Women's Rights: Beijing +25 and Beyond. Join us for our kickoff event on September 18th: How the Beijing Women's Conference Speaks to Us Today. The 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women was an historic moment in the global women’s movement because it resulted in 189 countries unanimously adopting the Beijing Platform for Action, a key global policy document on gender equality. This event features intergenerational dialogue between activists who attended the Beijing conference and youth leaders facing the crises of our times. Did the Beijing Platform go far enough? How helpful is it to address gender issues today? Who wasn’t included in the original drafting? How can we hold governments accountable to it? What are our demands for the future of women’s rights? Through personal narratives, the speakers will bridge the themes of the Beijing conference with current movements for gender equality. Speakers: - Charlotte Bunch, founder and Senior Scholar, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University - Zonibel Woods, Gender consultant, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Asian Development Bank - Dr. Uzma Gul, human rights advocate and youth leader - Rahima Sajid, American Pakistan Fellow and youth representative to the UN Moderated by: - Soon-Young Yoon, UN representative, International Alliance of Women and Chair of the Board, Women’s Environment and Development Organization This event will also be a community-driven event for the UN75 Global Governance Forum.

Contact Information

Columbia Law - Human Rights Institute