Online Discussions at WomenWatch
Thursday, December 2, 2004 9:50 AM

Women Watch is hosting a series of online discussions from now until January 2005 to address progress made on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Focused on the Platform’s critical areas of concern and moderated by members of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality, individuals are encouraged to participate in the discussions. Insight gathered from the discussions will be summarized and submitted to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in February 2005 and posted on WomenWatch.

Current and upcoming discussions include:

Human Rights of Women

Moderated by OHCHR

8 November – 3 December 2004

Violence Against Women

Moderated by UNIFEM

8 November-3 December 2004

Women and Health (including reproductive health, AIDS and Human Rights)

Moderated by WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS

10 November- 24 November 2004, 10-21 January 2005

Trafficking in Women

Moderated by UNODC

22 November – 17 December 2004

Women and the Environment

Moderated by UNEP

December 2004

Women and Poverty

Moderated by World Bank

10 January – 4 February 2005

Education and Training of Women and the Girl Child

Moderated by UNESCO/UNICEF

10 January – 4 February 2005

Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women

Moderated by ESCAP

Dates to be Determined

Women and Armed Conflict

Moderated by ESCWA

Dates to be Determined

Visit WomenWatch for more information on and to register to participate in the discussions.

Compiled from: WomenWatch, Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), United Nations, 17 November 2004.