Less Talk, More Action, Please—Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Beijing

On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—which identified twelve critical areas in the advancement of women’s rights—it’s a good time to reflect on our progress, but also identify the goals that have yet to be realized.

Standing up to discrimination against women and girls means standing up for all women and girls in all their diversity and their representative organizations fighting for racial justice, LGBTIQ inclusion, indigenous rights, disability rights, and climate justice.

Clinton and Albright Commemorate 25 Years Since the Beijing World Conference on Women

In a webinar marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, former Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Albright reflected on their work in Beijing and its continuing impact. Ambassador Melanne Verveer led the discussion, titled “Beijing +25: Commemorating a Watershed Moment for Women’s Rights” and hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.