International konference: Beijing+20 og kvinders og pigers rettigheder og ligestilling før og efter 2015


Tid: Mandag d. 20. oktober 2014 kl. 13.00-16.45
Sted: FN-Byen, Marmorvej 51, Kbh. Ø
Tilmelding sker ved registrering hos Eventbrite senest torsdag den 16. oktober. På tilmeldingssiden kan du også se det fulde program.
NB: Konferencen foregår på engelsk.

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This conference will provide an opportunity to examine the progress made, lessons learned and challenges ahead related to the realization of human rights and empowerment of women and gender equality. The event will also highlight the importance of integrated use and full implementation of CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action.

The seminar is arranged by KULU - Women and Development (KULU) and United Nations Association Denmark (UNA Denmark) with keynote speakers Director of UN Women Nordic Office Asger Ryhl and Director of African Union’s Women, Gender and Development Directorate Litha Musyimi-Ogana, who will speak about the progress that has been made worldwide for women’s rights and gender equality since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was outlined in 1995. Two panels consisting of representatives of Southern and Northern civil society networks/ organizations, the Ministry for Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs, and parliamentarians will then discuss the impact of this progress, as well as the work that still needs to be done by 2015 and in regards to the post-2015 development agenda in order to ensure basic human and equal rights for women and men and the empowerment of women and girls.

The following questions will be addressed:

•    What are the achievements and legacy of the World Conferences on Women and the Fourth World Conference’s Beijing Platform for Action 1995?
•    How can we ensure that the post-2015 development framework promotes and protects the human rights of women and girls and gender equality?
•    What type of policies and programmes can effectively promote all human rights and empowerment of women and girls?
•    What are the strategies and new actions necessary to overcome challenges and strengthen the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action?
•    Where is the (Beijing) Platform for Action for women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment and gender equality after 2015?


PROGRAMME

13.00-13-15    Arrival (coffee and tea available)
13.15-13.25    Welcome remarks
                       by Janice G Førde, Chairperson, KULU-Women and Development
                       and Andreas Poppenbøl Hansen, Board member, Chair of UNA DK Committee on Sustainable Development

The legacy of the World Conferences on Women and the Fourth World Conference’s Beijing Platform for Action 1995 - Achievements and Unfinished business?

13.25-13.40    “What progress has been made since the BPfA was outlined - what still needs to be done?”
                       by Asger Ryhl, Director, UN Women Nordic Office

13.40-14.00    “The legacy of the World Conferences on Women and the BPfA in Africa -
                        Strategies and Programs”
                        By Litha Musyimi-Ogana, Director, Women, Gender, Development Directorate, African Union

14.00-15.00    Panel debate: Regional Perspectives on the Legacy, Results and Challenges?
                       Moderator: Margrethe Holm Anderse
                       Interpreter French-English: Lise Ostergaard

                       - Søren Feldbæk Winther, Head of Section, Ministry for Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs
                       - Gro Lindstad, Director of FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development
                       - Marta Benavides,  Co-chair of GCAP/ SIGLO XXIII, El Salvador
                       - Mama Koite Doumbia, President, MUSONET-Mali
                       - Mayra Moro-Coco, representative for WIDE+/Spain
                       - Lone Loklindt, MP, Radikale Venstre/Social Liberal Party

15.00-15.30    Open discussion with all (questions and comments from the floor)

Placing women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality at the center of the post-2015 development framework

15.30-16.30    Panel debate: “How to fight effectively for women’s and girls’ rights post-2015?”
                       What strategies and new actions are necessary to overcome challenges and strengthen the implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action?
                       What type of policies and programmes can effectively promote all human rights and empowerment of women and girls?
                       Where is the BPfA after 2015?

                       Moderator: Lynn Roseberry, Copenhagen Business School

                       - Nerea Craviotto, Advocacy Coordinator, AWID, Spain/NYC (video link)
                       - Marta Benavides,  Co-chair of GCAP, SIGLO XXIII, El Salvador
                       - Mama Koite Doumbia, President, MUSONET-Mali
                       - Mayra Moro-Coco, representative for WIDE+/Spain
                       - Gro Lindstad, Director, FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development, Norway
                       - Mette Kirstine Schmidt, International Department, Sex & Society/Danish Famliy Planning Association (TBC)

16.00-16.35    Open discussion with all (questions and comments from the floor)
16:35-16-45    Closing remarks - by KULU
 
Background
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, is an agenda for women’s empowerment, offering a defining policy framework and roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s rights. It has stimulated unprecedented political energy and social mobilization around the world, with governments, civil society and others using it to take steps to end inequality and discrimination. UN Member States have repeatedly reaffirmed its normative force.

But there is still far to go in realizing the full promise of the Beijing agenda. With 2015 marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Platform for Action (Beijing+20), it is the time to galvanize recommitment and mobilize all actors for accelerated and effective implementation.

Beijing+20 takes place at a strategic moment with the confluence of the deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the elaboration of a post-2015 development agenda. This provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender equality and women’s empowerment front and center on the global agenda but also to influence constituencies that are not always prioritizing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Organizers
Women and Development (KULU) is a non-partisan advocacy and development organisation for 23 women´s organisations, women and equality councils of political parties, development NGOs, trade unions, and other civil society organizations and individual members. KULU began working in connection with the first UN International Women’s Conference in 1975 and was officially established in 1976 at the beginning of the UN Decade for Women. KULU has since then been an active contributor to Danish and international development policy and aid discourse and advocacy.

The United Nations Association Denmark (UNA Denmark) is a cross-political association - a non-governmental organisation that takes a critical and constructive stance to questions relating to the UN. The objective of UNA Denmark is to encourage public interest in the UN and to increase the understanding for interdependence of the nations and their joint responsibility for international development.

With support from
UN Women is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It was created in 2010 as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. The UN Women Nordic Liaison Office was then opened in April 2013, as a UN Women presence in Copenhagen provides a strategic opportunity to liaise with Nordic governments, parliamentarians and key decisions-makers, as well as UN Women National Committees in the Nordics, private sector and civil society.

Sponsors
Hermod Lannungs Fond, Danidas Oplysningsbevilling, 92-gruppen - Forum for Bæredygtig Udvikling, Dansk Folkeoplysnings Samråd, 1. Maj Fonden, Radikale Venstre

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