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Title: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
Alternative Title(s): Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women
Available From: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/bejingmnu.htm
Conclusion Date: 1995-09-15
Description: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted by the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace, Beijing, 15 September 1995. The Platform states the fundamental principal that the rights of women are an "inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights." An area of concern addressed in this document is violence against women. The Beijing Platform for Action also requires all governments to develop strategies in order to implement the Platform locally.
Legal Citation: UN Doc. A/CONF. 177/20 (1995) and A/CONF. 177/20/Add. 1 (1995)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Women's Human Rights
Keywords: rights of women
violence against women
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Fourth World Conference on Women
Site Administrator: United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
daw@un.org


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