28 Too Many were pleased to participate in the NGO Forum in Geneva which preceded the first high-level Regional Review meeting for Beijing+20 and was organized by UNECE and UN Women on the 3rd to 5th November in Geneva. The meeting brought together representatives from across the region to review progress towards the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive plan for advancing women’s rights, in the lead-up to its 20th anniversary. After two very productive days the NGO Forum delivered key findings and recommendations to the intergovernmental review.
After a very productive meeting, the concluding recommendations were:
“! was pleased to be able to contribute to this important review and to help ensure that tackling harmful traditional practices including female genital mutilation (FGM) was included in the overall summary as well as the more detailed section of the recommendation on violence against women and girls,” said 28 Too Many Executive Director Ann-Marie Wilson. “Whilst some progress has been being made, too many girls and women are still denied their basic human rights. This review must lead to a greater international effort to end these injustices.”
The conclusions of the regional reviews will feed into the global review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at next year’s fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.