Beijing +25

Volume 28, Issue 2 | June 2020

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2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women. Amid the COVID pandemic, feminist activists assess progress, analyse the setbacks and share new strategies to realise women's rights.

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Introduction: Gender, development, and Beijing + 25
Lina Abou-Habib, Valeria Esquivel, Anne Marie Goetz, Joanne Sandler & Caroline Sweetman

Can the United Nations deliver a feminist future?
Joanne Sandler & Anne Marie Goetz

The Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan (fwMAP): mobilising globally for Beijing +25
Melissa Upreti & Soon-Young Yoon

The Beijing Platform for Action charted a future we still need to bring up: building feminist economic policy
Valeria Esquivel & Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

The journey began in 1995: how Beijing shaped 25 years of feminist activism
Lina Abou-Habib

Feminist activism 25 years after Beijing
Maxine Molyneux, Adrija Dey, Malu A. C. Gatto & Holly Rowden

Inequality, gender, and sustainable development: measuring feminist progress
Ginette Azcona & Antra Bhatt

Financing for gender equality and women’s rights: the role of feminist funds
Leila Hessini

Violence against women in Italy after Beijing 1995: the relationship between women’s movement(s), feminist practices and state policies
Marta Pietrobelli, Angela M. Toffanin, Beatrice Busi & Maura Misiti

Beijing and its Platform for Action, then and now. A view from a young feminist in Malawi
Ulemu Hannah Kanyongolo

Equal Measures 2030: a new approach for advocacy and influencing beyond Beijing +25
Anne Connell, Alison Holder & Helen Kearney


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Book Reviews

Gender and Work in Global Value Chains: Capturing the Gains? by Stephanie Barrientos. Reviewed by Shaianne Osterreich

Liberia's Women Veterans: War, Roles and Reintegration by Leena Vastapuu, Reviewed by Sanne Weber

How Girls Achieve by Sally A. Nuamah. Reviewed by Rachel Marcus

Women & Equality in Iran: Law, Society and Activism by Leila Alikarami. Reviewed by Maral Sahebjame