Beijing at Twenty: Assessing Global Progress for Women and Girls After the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women

Wednesday, October 28 &
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe speaks during the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Senior Fellow and Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Ellen Chelser

Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Farida Shaheed

Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

This roundtable discussion “Beijing at Twenty: Assessing Global Progress for Women and Girls After the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women” with Farida Shaheed, United Nations special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, and Ellen Chesler, senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, highlight their collaboration, Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World, an anthology released this year that documents the modern history of the global women's movement, including its accomplishments and setbacks.

In this conversation, Ms. Shaheed, who contributed an essay, and Dr. Chesler, who edited the anthology, will discuss today's policy and programmatic innovations for women, where and why progress for gender equality has met resistance, and examine the still unfinished agenda for change in national and international policy arenas.

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