The Journey to Gender Equality: Mapping the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action edited by Uzma Rashid is a collection of case studies, bringing together voices from different countries and continents to weave a picture that reflects the status of gender equality for people in these diverse contexts. It responds to the need for reflecting on the progress that has been made so far in the 25 years since the passing of this milestone, on how state and non-state actors have translated the declaration into practice, and what challenges were and are still being faced in the process and need to be addressed. This collection has been made possible through the support of Global Women Leaders – Voices for Change and Inclusion (GWLVoices), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), and the University for Peace.
H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica on The Journey to Gender Equality: Mapping the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action:
“This publication led by the University for Peace in collaboration with Global Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion constitutes an important and innovative contribution to the Generation Equality Initiative. The promotion of gender inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls has been a priority for Costa Rica. We are committed to promoting that women and girls, in their diversity, can exercise leadership as agents of change in their communities with a view to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.”