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Take Action for Equality, Development and Peace: A Canadian Follow-Up Guide to Beijing ‘95

Canadian Beijing Facilitating Committee

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This report was written by representatives of 13 Canadian women’s groups, including CRIAW-ICREF. These groups received input from hundreds of organizations and individuals across the country. This project was coordinated by the Canadian Beijing Facilitating Committee (CBFC), whose mandate was to facilitate Canadian knowledge of, and participation in, the Fourth U.N. Conference on Women and Forum ’95. The Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) came out of this Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995.

This Guide touches on the following areas of concern: Women and Peace, Human Rights of Women, Women and Health, Violence Against Women, Women and Poverty, Women and the Economy, Education and Training of Women, The Girl Child, Women and the Media, Women and the Environment, Women in Power and Decision Making, Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women as well as Funds and Resources.

Learn more about the BPfA and its critical areas of concern, how the BPfA can be applied in the Canadian context to advance women’s equality as well as access an International Country Monitoring Tool and a Canadian Women’s Equality Report Card!

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