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Words & Deeds: Holding Governments Accountable in the Beijing+20 Review Process

In 1995, at the historic United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, governments from around the world agreed on one of the most progressive plans to advance women's rights and achieve gender equality – the Beijing Platform for Action. In it States committed to "revoke any remaining laws that discriminate on the basis of sex." 20 years later, this goal is far from being met.


Can you spot the sexist laws? Take our quiz to find out, and then challenge a friend or three to do the same!

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The law expresses how governments value and treat their citizens.

Let's call for a world where women and girls enjoy equal rights and can live as equal partners in society!

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