Areas of Engagement


There has been tremendous progress toward gender equality and the realization of the human rights of women and girls. However, many of the gains that women and girls have made are under threat and women and girls worldwide face extraordinary and unprecedented challenges, including economic inequality, climate change and ocean acidification, and rising, violent fundamentalisms.

Brief history on BPfA processes

The 1999 (Beijing +5) review noted that progress had been made since the 1995 world conference, although more needed to be done to tackle poverty and violence, trafficking in women and girls and women's participation in political decision making.

The key issues that arose from the 2004 (Beijing +10) included the continued low representation of women in decision-making, inequality in employment and economic activities, unequal access to social and economic resources.

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Gender has always been a key area of interest for SID since its inception in 1957. Similarly, the journal Development has explored gender and development issues widely considering gender as a key pillar towards the promotion of a human centred and sustainable development

By Stefano Prato and Nicola Bullard