Beijing +20 Campaign

The Platform for Action adopted at the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on women in Beijing, China, is an agenda for Women’s empowerment, offering a defining policy framework and roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s rights. It has stimulated unprecedented political energy and social mobilization around the world, with governments, civil society and others using it to take steps to end inequality and discrimination. UN member states including Trinidad and Tobago have repeatedly reaffirmed its normative force while thirty women from Trinidad and Tobago participated in this Historic event.

Since then the Network has supported a number of the Beijing +20 Campaigns which include:


November 25th Violence against Women: Violence against women is a human rights violation. It is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women. November 25th is celebrated as the International day for the Violence against women. The Secretary General’s Campaign UNITE to End Violence Against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month Orange Day. The date of November 25 was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961) ordered brutally assassinate in 1960. “Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is widespread throughout the globe. On this International  Day, Network urge governments and partners around the world to harness the energy, ideas and leadership of young people to help us to end this pandemic of violence.


HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievements of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages men to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. Network aims to get 10,000 men signed in by the end of 2016. SIGN UP FOR HE FOR SHE