The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) – 20 years on

8th October 2015
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), celebrated by feminist activists as a triumph for women's rights, is 20 years old. The world that it once described has changed profoundly in some respects, and yet in others remains surprisingly similar.

This Gender Resource Guide update features a recent blog post and a handful of key resources which chart the slow progress of turning the commitments of Beijing into real gains for women's rights and the implications for turning subsequent commitments into action. The resources also show that the gap between the promises of protocols and the realities of women’s lives is still all too apparent, and ask the question where now for gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda?