Legislating for gender equality: Eliminating gender-based discrimination and violence by 2030
Photos from the event
The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the 25th anniversary of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences. It is also time to take stock of national-level implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in view of the 25-year review in 2020. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides much-needed impetus to translate the CEDAW Convention and the Beijing Platform for Action into reality for women and girls and for the good of all.
This side event on the occasion of the the 41st session of the Human Rights Council will bring together members of parliament from across the globe, as well as representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society, and take stock of progress made and what remains to be done towards legislating for gender equality.