Nearly 25 years ago, some 30,000 women and men from nearly 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on Women, determined to recognize the rights of women and girls as human rights. The conference culminated in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: the most comprehensive policy agenda for the empowerment of women.
In the years following, women pressed this agenda forward, leading global movements on issues ranging from sexual and reproductive health rights to equal pay. More girls today are attending and completing school, fewer are getting married or becoming mothers while still children, and more are gaining the skills they need to excel in the future world of work.
Today, these movements have expanded. They are being organized by and for adolescent girls, and tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, gender-based violence, climate change, self-esteem, and girls’ rights to enter places of worship or public spaces during menstruation. Girls are proving they are unscripted and unstoppable.
This year, under the theme, “GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable”, we will celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Visit the United Nations site for more information.
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Join the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary's University and more than 450 professional women from across Los Angeles for our annual conference featuring inspiring keynotes, powerful workshops and engaging panels with female industry leaders who have mastered what it means to be a bold female leader. Get ready to explore how to channel your bold ideas, opinions and actions to motivate, inspire, and guide others toward a greater good. And, how to do so with humility and a clear vision in mind.
September 26, 2019, Los Angeles: Suzanne Lerner joins fashion leaders Trina Turk and Sharleen Ernster, along with business leader Janet Yamamoto Concannon at the City of Hope Fashion & Brunch event to talk about breaking down barriers in the fashion business. Fashion and Brunch is the industry’s only women-focused panel bringing together apparel and accessory brands, service providers and influencers in the Los Angeles fashion space. The event is a benefit for research and treatments for women’s cancers.
For more information, visit the City of Hope website.