Today, in the 25th year since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration & Platform for Action, we note with concern the slow, uneven global progress to achieving gender equality. Securing women’s land rights is fundamental for achieving gender equality while noting it is intertwined with the success of the other Sustainable Development Goals. As such, achieving equality in land rights between men and women requires strong commitment and action towards addressing the systemic constraints women and girls face in securing the right to own, use and control land. Recognizing that these constraints are exacerbated by the unravelling of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more urgent than ever that relevant actors integrate crises like it in defining lasting policy and programmatic solutions.
Different stakeholders have been working toward accelerating gender equality beyond aspiration and goals which were set by the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995. Oxfam and other civil society organizations have been mobilizing and amplifying the voices of women across the globe to bring recognition, support and momentum to women’s land rights and tenure security around the world. Furthermore, UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign creates a strong platform to galvanize stakeholder actions around this urgent need for action on women’s land rights.
This webinar, co-organized by Oxfam and UN Women, will focus on women’s land rights as fundamental for achieving gender equality in the in context of eijing +2B5 and bring momentum ahead of the Generation Equality Forum in the first half of 2021.
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