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Centre for Gender and Development Studies
Caribbean experience in the international women's movement: issues, process, constraints and possibilities
Bailey, Barbara; Leo-Rhynie, Elsa A.
Gender in the 21st century: Caribbean perspectives, visions and possibilities
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Ian Randle Publishers
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The author analyses the Caribbean’s involvement in the international women’s movement with particular reference to the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) in Beijing, China and the post-Beijing period leading up to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on women held in June 2000 in New York (popularly referred to as Beijing +5). The analysis focuses on four concerns: the process of engagement of the Caribbean at the sub-regional, regional and international levels; the evolution of issues critical to Caribbean women between the Beijing 1995 conference and the Beijing +5. It also explores some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Caribbean women’s movement in light of the ten-year review of the Beijing Conference in 2005.....