In the last 25 years, more women than ever before have realised their human rights. Their right to have control over their own lives, their right to make their own decisions, their right to live a life free from violence. But not all women have been able to realise their rights. Progress hasn’t been even or equal. In some cases there’s even been a rollback on women’s rights.
Some women accessing rights is not enough. Some is not a justification. Some is not an excuse to halt action. Most importantly, some is not all.
To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Womankind Worldwide is launching the #AllNotSome campaign, demanding action so that all women can realise their rights.
2020 is a milestone year for women’s rights. It marks the 25th anniversary of a life changing moment when thousands of governments, activists and UN representatives joined together under the single purpose of achieving women’s rights and gender equality. This meeting resulted in a landmark agreement, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realise all her rights.
Beijing inspired momentous political will and global attention. Yet 25 years on, its vision is far from realised. Progress is undeniable for some women, in some countries, for some rights. But women the world over are still denied their human rights, particularly those often the most marginalised by society.