Beijing +20

For comments and responses to CSW59 by members of the UK NGO CSW Alliance to Documents, go to this page.

Coming soon: UK NGO CSW Alliance, ‘Voices and Reflections of Women’s Rights NGOs on the BPFA’ book, watch this space!  To be launched at the UK NGO CSW Alliance Event on Thursday 25 June 2015 in the Attlee Suite at Portcullis House, find out more here.


‘UK Women: Rights and Progress’

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(Click on the picture for a quick link to the Full Report)

UK Women’s NGOs have produced a Shadow Report to evaluate progress on Women’s Rights, and highlight the critical areas of action for the UK Government as it strives towards realising gender equality.  Read this exciting and challenging report by clicking the picture or the link below, and send the link to all your networks.  Together we can create meaningful change for women and girls.

UK Women: Rights and ProgressFull Report

UK Women: Rights and ProgressExecutive Summary

Next year (2015)  marks two decades since the last of the four great UN conferences – called Equality, Development and Peace, but known as the Women’s Conferences – was held in Beijing; out of which came the seriously progressive document, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.  The UN has asked all member states to respond to a questionnaire reviewing the status of women and the steps taken to achieve equality for women of all ages and the girl child in their countries, since Beijing.  The guidelines asked governments to consult with civil society in preparing their response, however the UK government did not.  Therefore, we  feel we must provide information regionally and to the UN through a ‘Shadow report’ as UK NGOs.

Beijing+20 is not only for women but for all to assess how women and girls are faring in all constituencies and in all their diversity.  

Therefore we are delighted to announce that UK Women’s NGOs have produced the report ‘Beijing + 20: Rights and Progress’, which will be put forward to UN Women. Read it here


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The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), have launched their Beijing + 20 Report titled “From Words to Action”.

Annette Lawson, NAWO Chair, says:

“NAWO has much pleasure is sharing with you the EWL –  European Women’s Lobby –  Beijing+20 report.

NAWO represents England in the UK Joint Committee on Women (UKJCW).  Working with sister organisations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland together we represent UK women in EWL.

So, hot off the presses from the EWL General Assembly in Lisbon, is this report.

Peruse and Enjoy and Remember – there is still much to be done.”

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