Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW) was one of 10 Organising Regional Networks who came together to coordinate and facilitate input and participation of civil society organisations into the Beijing +25 regional review process (and the SDG+5 review processes where there is convergence).
The Civil Society Forum, compiled of over 300 women’s rights and feminist organisations from the Pacific and Asia. The Forum was three days of panels, parallel sessions and conversations organised around a framework of Anger (Day 1), Hope (Day 2) and Action (Day 3). The topics covered included women’s leadership, progress since Beijing in 1995, sexual and reproductive health rights, violence against women and how to do intersectionality, among others. There was an incredibly powerful network of disability justice activists present, who platformed the issues of women with disability and advocated for their full inclusion throughout the forum.
The Forum produced a Civil Society Statement from the Forum and further inputs from an on-line survey to the Beijing +25 Review Intergovernmental Meeting following the CSO Forum.
Click here for The Civil Society Statement on Beijing + 25
The Young Feminist Forum which preceded this event shared their position in the opening remarks.
Click here for the Asia Pacific Young Women Call for Action B25 Statement
The CSO Forum Declaration Statement will be circulated for comment and finalised by end February, 2020 to be presented at CSE 64th Session in New York in March, 2020.