||Amendment Symposium on China Women's NGOs' Beijing+20 Report Held in Beijing
||Amendment, Symposium, China, Women, NGO, Beijing+20, Report, Beijing
The amendment symposium on the China Women's NGOs' Beijing+20 Report was held in Beijing on October 18, 2014.
Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and Director of the Women's Studies Institute of China (WSIC) Tan Lin delivered a speech at the conference. She said that one of the outcomes of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held in Beijing in 1995, was the Beijing Platform for Action, which proposed to include gender equality into mainstreaming and has become the consensus in the international community.
Tan Lin also said that the year of 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. At this historic moment, it is of great significance for China to compose the China Women's NGOs' Beijing+20 Report. She stated that the report not only exists to summarize the remarkable development and progress achieved over the past 20 years in China, but also to analyze the gaps and challenges objectively and put forward countermeasures so as to provide a reference to promote gender equality as a basic state policy to implement in the new era.
The participants discussed 12 aspects at the symposium, including women and poverty, women and education, women and health, violence against women, women and economy, women's participation in rights and decision-making, women’s human rights and law, women and media, women and environment, mechanism to improve the status of women and gender mainstreaming, girls and elderly women. In addition, they also shared regional information and international dynamics on Beijing+20 from the international community.