Topic: Role of women and women’s organization,Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate
3. Evaluate the progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action by the world community. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
8th March was celebrated as World women’s day and in this context the article presents a stock of the progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action by the world community.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the progress made for women’s rights since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action by the world community.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the Beijing Platform for Action.
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China is recognized as the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. Then move onto discuss the significance of women to the society, the growth and development of a country. Highlight the progress made so far; explain galvanizing moments in the gender equality movement: a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 10th anniversary of UN Women’s establishment. Explain where women stand today. Present a picture of Indian context.
Conclude with way forward.