Expert Group Meeting: Envisioning women's rights in the post-2015 context
The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in 2015 will conduct a global review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and consider opportunities for strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.
Intergovernmental processes are well under way to inform and design the future post-2015 development agenda. The 59th session of the CSW will provide an important opportunity to reflect on progress made towards gender equality in the last twenty years, to identify the multiple challenges that have held back progress as well as to consider effective strategies for advancing women's rights in the post-2015 context.
In order to take stock on current research and assist the Commission in its deliberations, UN Women will convene an expert group meeting (EGM) on “Envisioning women's rights in the post-2015 context” from 3 to 5 November 2014 in New York. In the context of the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the EGM will:
Identify the constraints and challenges that have held back progress towards gender equality;
Identify the priorities and critical issues for advancing women's and girls' human rights; and
Develop action-oriented recommendations to accelerate progress towards gender equality and the realization of women's and girls' human rights in the post-2015 context.
Sanam Anderlini and Madeline Koch
Extremism in the mainstream: Implications for women's rights (forthcoming)
Raewyn Connell and Rebecca Pearse, Australia
Gender norms and stereotypes: A survey of concepts, research, and issues about change
Andrea Cornwall, United Kingdom
Strategies and pathways to makes states more accountable for women's rights
Naila Kabeer, United Kingdom
Gender equality and economic growth: A view from below
Dorrit Posel and Daniela Casale, South Africa
Gender, education and labour market outcomes
For more information, please visit UN Women's website.