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Watch it live! A Woman’s Place is in the World – Have your say on Beijing+20

Friday, February 20, 2015

Watch it live! A Woman’s Place is in the World – Have your say on Beijing+20

N.B. Live stream will commence at 9.30 Friday 20th February

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the National Women’s Council of Ireland are organising the conference “A Woman’s Place is in the World! Have your say on Beijing +20” to highlight women’s rights and equality in Ireland and globally. The conference coincides with the United Nations Beijing +20 process, reviewing progress in achieving the goals of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action since 1995. The conference will explore key Government commitments and examine progress in advance of the Beijing +20 review process in March 2015.

You can find more information on the conference, including the full conference programme, on www.beijing20.ihrec

You can watch a live stream from the conference on Friday, 20 February 2015 for the following sessions:

9:30        Welcome

9:40        Women’s Rights: One of the Great Ethical Issues of Our Time – President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

10:05     Beijing+20: A Game Changer for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality

10:25     Poetry Reading – Rita Ann Higgins


11:00     Beijing+20: The Climate Justice Way – Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

11:15     Plenary Session 1: Women, Power and Decision Making

12:20     Plenary Session 2: Overcoming Women’s Poverty and Achieving Economic Independence

15:45     Plenary Session 3: Chaired by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and Orla O’Connor, Director, National Women’s Council of Ireland         

You can also follow the debate on #beijing20

Starts: 20 February 2015
Ends: 20 February 2015
Location: Online