What the Beijing Platform for Action means to me

I think the fact that 15 years down the line, the Beijing Platform for Action is still as relevant and important to women's lives today is telling about the kind of commitment nation states actually have towards gender equality, women's empowerment and women's human rights.It seems to me as though the rhetoric remains just that and without women's rights movements, we wouldn't even have made the little progress we have. If, when I was a 15-year-old, we could put down in black and white the importance of women having control over their sexuality, it strikes me as incomprehensible why we are not able to action this even by 2010.

Arushi, India (SARO)


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