Rita Maran




After the Beijing Women’s Conference: What Will Be Done?

In two of the largest overlapping global gatherings ever held, 47,000 individuals attended the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) and its parallel event, the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Forum on Women (NGO Forum) in China in September 1995. The FWCW, a government-to-government formal conference, was held in Beijing’s International Convention Center for 12 days, from September 4 to 15. Seventeen thousand delegates attended, including government officials from 189 countries, 4,000 nongovernmental observers, and 4,000 members of the media. The NGO Forum in Huairou, 35 miles northeast of Beijing, took place from the August 30 to September 8 and was attended by 30,000 women, men, and children from Non-Governmental Organizations of every country and continent.

United Nations, international conferences, women’s movement, human rights, women’s rights, nongovernmental organizations (NGO)

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (1996): 352-367


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