BEIJING + 5: A review of inaction

'The way a handful of governments have been allowed to hold hostage the review process illustrates the broader reality for Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights : when it comes to Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's human rights there is a persistent lack of political will.'

The negotiation process to draft the outcome document of Beijing + 5 illustrated that certain governments are still unwilling to fulfil their commitments towards Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's human rights, or even to admit that they have a responsibility to do so.

'This document was supposed to provide a blueprint for further action to ensure the full implementation of the commitments made in Beijing – instead in too many instances governments were not willing to even re-state what had been said five years ago,' Amnesty International said.

'Consequently the document will do little to assist, in practical terms, governments and civil society to move forward in realizing Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's human rights.'

Nevertheless those governments that have been genuinely committed to the Beijing + 5 process will continue to implement and move forward on these issues.

In addition, Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights's and human rights groups at all levels will continue to use the Beijing Platform for Action, adopted five years ago, to guide their work, while also making use of the positive aspects from this review process.

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