Synthesis report on the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office)

The analytical report and policy brief are based on an analysis of East and Southern African country reports and other relevant documents and offers a snapshot of regional trends in terms of the achievements and challenges in the 12 critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action (BDPfA), besides making some critical recommendations for future action. The report acknowledges and affirms the essential linkages between commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in the BDPfA and those in global and regional instruments, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Maputo Protocol, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

This report and its policy brief celebrate the BDPfA's achievements in East and Southern Africa region while keeping various gender equality and empowerment of women stakeholders at par with the challenges and gaps that must be innovatively mitigated for the full realization of the BDPfA's promises for women and girls.

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