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To Empower Women: The U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing, China, 1995

28 minutes

Women attending the U.N. conference in Beijing, China, tell of their efforts to improve conditions for women. They speak of their lives in Zimbabwe, Germany, Papua New Guinea, Iran, the Philippines, Israel, the Solomon Islands, and the United States. It is a call to action for women’s rights as human rights. The video is based on the U. N. Platform for Action , signed by 189 nations. Five planks from the platform—poverty, education, economics, human rights and armed conflict—frame the documentary.
Filmed at the Non-Governmental Forum in Huairou, China, 1995.