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Setting Global Womenís Rights Agenda

It has been more than a century since the world first celebrated March 8 as International Women's Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women when representatives from 189 governments signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a groundbreaking roadmap that set the global women's rights agenda. From March 9-20, the 59th Commission on the Status of Women will review where women stand today as a result. Barbara Rodriguez blogs that high on the agenda will be setting new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and post-2015 development priorities. Reecha Upadhyay writes on India's pervasive culture of violence and abuse and asks: can India's 1.8 million youth change that? Kathryn Robertson updates us on Timor-Leste's domestic violence law and concludes it's just the beginning. Read more.

Setting Global Womenís Rights Agenda

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