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Numbers Heading to Beijing Show Growth in Women’s Movement

In 1990 three-thousand delegates and eleven thousand activists convened in Nairobi to attend the United Nation Women’s Conference. This year, despite adverse circumstances such as a last-minute site change and difficulty in obtaining visas, over forty-thousand women plan to attend the Beijing Conference. Six thousand delegates will attend the Fourth World Conference on Women, and some thirty-six thousand will attend the Non-Government Organizations Forum. This sharp increase in attendees clearly demonstrates the growth of women’s movements worldwide, a growth due in part to the successful women’s conferences in Mexico City (1975), Copenhagen (1980), and Nairobi (1990).

Be sure to look for special reports directly from members of the Feminist Majority’s delegation, now at the NGO Forum.

Sources:

Associated Press

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