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  • The post-2015 framework needs to address the social norms that hold women back, with clear transformative indicators to track progress throughout women's life cycle.

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Online Discussion: Addressing discriminatory social norms: the case of Uganda


Participate in this new online discussion with:

Wikigender, Caroline Harper (ODI), Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo (Makerere University, Uganda), Tina Musuya (CEDOVIP, Uganda) and the OECD Development Centre’s gender team.

Open from 18 until 21 May 2015


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07/05/2015 New online discussion starting on 18 May! "Addressing discriminatory social norms: the case of Uganda"

16/04/2015 Check out Wikigender's first quarterly newsletter for January-March! Click here to read the Wikigender Connect!

02/04/2015 Check out the Storify for #WomenSpeak at our event on 17 March!

26/03/2015 Take part in a short survey: The Adolescent Girl Field – key milestones survey for “The State of the World’s Girls” forthcoming 2015 report by Plan International.

17/03/2015 Find out more about our side event "Making women's voices heard from Beijing to post-2015 in social media" that took place today at the UN Commission on the Status of Women!

12/03/2015 Join us from 10am EST/3pm GMT+1 for a Live Q&A on "Making women's voices heard from Beijing to post-2015 in social media". Follow #WomenSpeak!

11/03/2015 Achieving Beijing: the Role of Social Norms for Gender Equality is taking place on 11 March at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.


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Special Focus: Women's rights at Beijing+20

As we recently celebrated International Women’s Day and Beijing+20 at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, where do we stand today on progress made with regards to the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action? Signed in 1995, the Platform is a historic roadmap and to date it remains the most comprehensive roadmap for action for women’s rights. The Commission on the Status of Women that took place from 9-20 March in New York was an opportunity for leaders to formulate concrete actions to step up their efforts, and accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. This Special Focus focuses on media news articles and blogs related to the topic. See also the OECD Development Centre's recently published papers: "Living up to Beijing’s vision of gender equality: Social norms and transformative change" and "Can social media effectively include women’s voices in decision-making processes?".


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