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… Iz Kruga – Vojvodina contributed to the analysis of the progress of the Beijing Platform for Action

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At the invi­ta­tion of the Gov­ern­ment of North­ern Mace­do­nia, UNWOMEN orga­nized a meet­ing in Skop­je on Sep­tem­ber 30 and Octo­ber 1, 2019, invit­ing more than 60 experts from non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from IZ KRUGAVOJVODINA, to con­tribute to the analy­sis of the progress of the Bei­jing Plat­form for Action on the the West­ern Balka­ns and Turkey.

The experts made their views known on the basis of three main issues:

1. What are the most per­sis­tent, most dif­fi­cult struc­tur­al bar­ri­ers to achiev­ing the Bei­jing Plat­form for Action?

2. What good prac­tices should be high­light­ed?

3. What do you rec­om­mend should be done to remove struc­tur­al bar­ri­ers, pre­vent the non-recog­ni­tion of women’s rights, and gen­der equal­i­ty?

The experts worked inter­ac­tive­ly, in mod­er­at­ed ple­nary ses­sions and in six the­mat­ic work­ing groups. The mod­er­a­tor pre­sent­ed nation­al ana­lyzes of the progress of the Bei­jing Plat­form for Action, pre­pared by gov­ern­ments, which allow com­par­isons between dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

The notes from the var­i­ous ses­sions will be com­piled into an Expert Opin­ion Paper on the progress of the Bei­jing Plat­form for Action in the West­ern Balka­ns region.