The 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing marked a significant turning point for the global agenda for gender equality. Panelists discussed the extent to which the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, adopted unanimously by 189 countries and declaring that “women’s rights are human rights,” has lived up to its agenda for women’s empowerment around the world.
- Moderator: Hon. Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Speaker: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s Issues