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The Nordic road towards Beijing+25

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In 2020, the global community marks the twenty-fifth anniver-sary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. While the United Nations is undertaking and concluding a global review of the Beijing Platform for Action, this very report summarizes the five Nordic countries' Beijing+25 review reports. It takes stock of progress made thus far – the Nordic road towards Beijing+25. Importantly, the report points towards areas of opportunities for the Nordics – where the prospects for gender equality really lie: in the agency of young people, in intersectional approaches and mind-sets and in the engagement of men and boys in the making of gender equality.

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The Nordic road towards Beijing+25

The Nordic countries have collaborated in promoting gender equality for over 40 years. Each country has a long history of advancing legislation that facilitates gender equality, both in the labour market and in society as a whole. The most visible result is that the majority of women in the Nordic countries are in paid employment, almost on a par with men. Efforts have also led to a more gender-equal distribution of power, influence and resources in the region, in politics as in business.

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