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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Women’s Rights at Home and Abroad: A Call to Action U.S. Civil Society Shadow Report on Beijing+20

September 2015

"The Education Fund, The Leadership Conference and the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) submitted a report responding to a U.S. government report to the United Nations on the 20th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. The report, which reflects contributions from 20 additional organizations, outlines gaps in the government report and “identifies actions that the U.S. government could and should take, particularly through executive action, to further advance women’s rights here at home and around the world."

Full Report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Background

Introduction

Current Gaps in the Implementation of the Critical Areas of Concern

A. Women and Poverty

B. Education and Training of Women

C. Women and Health

D. Violence Against Women

E. Women and Armed Conflict

F. Women and the Economy

G. Women in Power and Decision-making

H. Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women

I. Human Rights of Women

J. Women and the Media

K. Women and the Environment

L. The Girl Child

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