Keep the promise, accelerate the change: Taking stock of gender equality in Europe and Central Asia 25 years after Beijing

Authors/editor(s): Guillem Fortuny Fillo, Ala Negruta

The report offers a concise, data-driven look at the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Agreed globally in 1995, the Platform remains the most comprehensive road map for gender equality ever agreed. The report issues a clarion call for stepping up progress to realize the promises of Beijing. It specifically looks at six dimensions: inclusive development, shared prosperity and decent work; poverty eradication, social protection and social services; freedom from violence, stigma and stereotypes; participation, accountability and gender-responsive institutions; peaceful and inclusive societies; and environmental conservation, protection and rehabilitation.

The report covers countries from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and it is based on available data and information in the regional and global databases. It complements a regional assessment of progress, priorities, challenges and setbacks published by UN Women’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia earlier this year.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia

Subject area(s): Generation Equality; Beijing Platform for Action; 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Economic empowerment; Education; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender statistics; Governance and national planning; Health; Peace and security; Leadership and political participation

Resource type: Data/statistics

Publication year: 2020

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)