Para 247 of the Platform for Action agreed at the UN Forth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995. The fact that environmental degradation results in more work for women, and that eradicating poverty is indispensable to sustainable development, were included after lobbying by the International Women Count Network. The IWCN – with the support of…

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The International Women Count Network, with the support of 1,200 Non-Governmental Organizations worldwide, won these historic decisions at the UN Forth World Conference of Women (Platform for Action, Beijing 1995). They are now being implemented in a number of countries. The International Women Count Network campaigns for governments to measure and value unwaged (“unremunerated” work…

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