Given its commitment to the empowerment of women, Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE) was represented at Beijing+20 India CSO National Consultation by its General Secretary, Advocate Shuma Talukdar. The National Consultation took place at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 11th to 12th August, 2014, and was attended by participants from across the country, marking a convergence of India's key civil society actors and organisations. It was held to review the twenty-year progress of the Beijing Platform for Action, an agenda for women's empowerment, which aims at accelerating the implementation of Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women. The platform reaffirms the fundamental principles set forth in the Vienna Declaration and Programme for Action, adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights.
The event was organised to involve NGOs to strengthen national and global political commitment to implementation of the Bejing Platform for Action and the recommendations of the review processes.
The gathering was addressed among others by Dr. Rabeccas Tavares, Representative, UN Women Multi Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka.
12 critical areas were discussed:
1. Women & the environment
2. Women in power & decision making
3. The girl child
4. Women and the economy
5. Human rights of women
6. Education, training of women
7. Institutional mechanisms
8. Women and health
9. Women & poverty
10. Violence against women
12. Women and the media
13. Women & armed conflicts.