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Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action serves as a transformative blueprint for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.Despite a steady progress achieved in twelve critical areas of Beijing Declaration, it will take time to fully realize those commitments.Structural gaps and challenges still persist in society. COVID-19 pandemic has risked further aggravating inequalities. We should not let the pandemic stall our progress.
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UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre.
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A nation cannot prosper, cannot reach its full potential unless girls and women are empowered economically, politically and are free from any kind of violence.
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The global pandemic of violence against women and girls thrives in a culture of discrimination and impunity. We must speak out. That is why I launched my global UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.