The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015.
The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The session will also address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.
However, only a handful of states has adopted national action plans, implementation remains weak and women continue to be marginalised in peace negotiations. All over the world, women continue to suffer discrimination and violence. In many countries, discrimination is enshrined in the law : women are refused equal rights in marriage and divorce, to custody of children, nationality, inheritance and land: Women remain massively under-represented in political and other decision-making bodies.
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