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Mixed progress for African women. Review of Beijing conference finds both gains and reverses.

Authors
  • Moma, C L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Africa recovery
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2000
Volume
14
Issue
2
Pages
3–4
Identifiers
PMID: 12322663
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The review conducted by the 1995 Beijing Conference on Women on the performance of the African government in enhancing women's rights showed both success and failures. The success was evident on the legal and political front. However, statistical analysis by the UN Economic Commission for Africa revealed that poverty among women has increased in comparison to their economic conditions 5 years ago. Moreover, HIV/AIDS epidemic is sweeping through the continent, with a harsh bias against women, and wars have had devastating effects on women and children too. The Beijing+5 representatives of nongovernmental organizations as well as official delegates expressed frustration on these results. In addition, African nongovernment organizations considered the African delegation as a major factor to the failure of Beijing+5.

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