New Materials on the Beijing Platform for Action Released!

The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women / L’Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes (CRIAW-ICREF), is delighted to announce the release of a set of materials addressing critical areas of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). These materials are the culmination of eight months of collaborative work with 39 representatives from women’s rights and equality-seeking organizations from the Canadian Beijing+25 Network. This 15-month long project was funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada and CRIAW-ICREF served as the Secretariat of the Canadian Beijing+25 Network during this time.

The Canadian Beijing+25 Network is a grassroots network of over 70 feminist and equality-seeking organizations working across Canada on women’s rights and gender equality issues, and committed to monitoring the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). In the 25 years since the BPfA, civil society organizations have been using this framework to advocate for progress on women’s rights and gender equality.


Each infosheet compiled by the Working Group includes a set of key priorities, commitments and recommendations for action which we hope can be used by women’s rights organizations, at the national, regional, provincial and local levels to advocate for concrete actions from governments and to monitor implementation.


The infosheets are: Gender-Based ViolenceEconomic Justice and RightsBodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsFeminist Action for Climate JusticeTechnology and Innovation for Gender EqualityFeminist Movements and Leadership; and the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Actions Compact

These documents as well as other publications and materials are available on the Beijing+25 Network’s website:

Since 1976, CRIAW-ICREF has been researching and documenting the economic and social situation of women in Canada, using feminist, intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis.

Learn more about the work of CRIAW-ICREF here.

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