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

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

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from Women and Foreign Policy Program

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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