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Fourth UN world conference on women : platform for action : Australia's implementation report, April 1997 / [prepared by Office of the Status of Women ; editing and layout by Kate Tully]
Bib ID 1472631
Format BookBook
Description Canberra : AGPS, 1997 
xvi, 389 p. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0644476206
Summary

This report is submitted to the United Nations in accordance with paragraph 297 of the platform for action, which states that governmennts should develop implementation strategies for the platform. This report details Australia's implementation plan, including progress in implementing the commitments announced at the Fourth UN World Conference on Women. The plaform for action is the baseline for what all countries agree defines the status of the world's women. The document provides both a description of the status quo and banchmarks for change. It provides a sound basis for evaluating and reforming each country's domestic policy on the status of women. Australia's government is committed to: (i) reducing substantially the incidence of violence in the community; (ii) encouraging and working towards far greater participation by women in all areas of government and industry; (iii) improving opportunities for women in the workplace; (iv) providing greater freedom of choice for women in balancing work and family responsibilities; (v) implementing its international obligations to women's health and to ensuring that women have access to a high standard of appropriate and effective health care services; (vi) work in partnership with women in Pacific island nations to realise practical gains in the status of women.examina

Full contents
  • Australia's actions since Beijing
  • A. Women and poverty
  • B. Education and training of women
  • C. Women and health
  • D. Violence against women
  • E. Women and armed conflict
  • F. Women and the economy
  • G. Women in power and decision-making
  • H. Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • I. Human rights of women
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects World Conference on Women (4th : 1995 : Beijing, China)  |  Women -- Australia.  |  Women -- Government policy -- Australia.  |  Women -- Australia -- Economic conditions.  |  Women -- Australia -- Social conditions.  |  Women's rights.  |  Women's rights -- Australia.  |  Women -- Education -- Australia.  |  Women -- Australia -- Health and hygiene.  |  Family violence -- Australia.  |  Women and war.  |  Women and peace.  |  Decision-making.  |  Mass media and women -- Australia.  |  Women in mass media -- Australia.  |  Conservation of natural resources -- Australia.  |  Environmental protection -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Tully, Kate  |  Australia. Office of the Status of Women  |  World Conference on Women 1995 : Beijing, China)
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Fourth World Conference on Women

Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 1997. 

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