Beijing on my mind – Dr Patricia Licuanan

Beijing on My Mind – the Long, Winding and Bumpy Road to  and  from the UN 4th World Conference on Women

  IIn this video, Dr Patricia Licuanan a former Chair of Asia Pacific Women’s Watch revisits the long road to the UN 4th World Conference on Women and the hard fought  groundbreaking outcomes document the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA)  that came out of that conference.  Dr Licuanan discusses the importance of the BPFA.   As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the BPFA and also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of UN Women, Dr Licuanan discusses how the platform and the actions contained therein are as relevant NOW as they were 25 years ago.  In rebuilding a more gender equal society in the wake of COVID-19 a lot can be drawn from these strategies and actions promised 25 years ago.

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DAWN speaks out on COVID-19 – Global South perspective

Just in from DAWN ..

You are invited to join DAWN  third #DAWNtalks with Kumi Samuel and Vivien Taylor

The dramatic erosion of Human Rights during the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a multidimensional discussion.

Kumi Samuel (Sri Lanka) and Vivien Taylor (South Africa) are two remarkable activists from the Global South who will share their sharp feminist perspective on this theme.


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ARROW Document – What does the new TPPA mean for women in developing countries?

ARROW wishes to  share its recent publication on Trade and Gender:  How the new TPPA will affect women in developing countries.

The CPTPP, or TPPA-11 as it has been nicknamed, was signed on March 8, 2018 in Chile with the remaining original members of the TPPA bar the US: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. It will come into force when six of its signatories complete domestic ratification procedures, which could be as soon as the end of 2018. This paper aims to analyse the current literature to explore how the CPTPP will likely impact women in the partnerships’ developing country members

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