Ending Violence Against Women: From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals

The following booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past 20 years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls.

These include:

  • Area D of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), a global policy framework and blueprint for action for the empowerment of women and girls;
  • the Agreed Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, adopted at its fifty-seventh session (2013); and
  • the Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Outcomes of the Twenty-Third Special Session of the General Assembly (2015).

The booklet also provides a summary of the trends in national implementation of the Platform for Action, specifically in relation to one of the identified critical areas of concern, violence against women, as well as an overview of the role of UN Women in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular, the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG 5, “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls.”

A list of UN Women and other relevant documents relating to the Beijing Platform, with links to websites, is also included in the booklet.

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