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.



Emerging issues in the Nordic region

The development in the Nordic countries are showing positive trends in several areas related to gender equality: an increased proportion of women is full time paid work; the gender pay gap continues to narrow; and women have a high level of education. Even though the Nordic countries have come far, there are still a number of enduring challenges. Two areas identified as especially emerging are gender-based violence and gender equality in the labour market.


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