Next year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the “Beijing Platform for Action”. The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.

But how close are we to meeting these goals? China’s Domestic Violence law, an effort put forward by Women’s rights NGOs, was enacted 20 years after the Beijing Platform was initially adopted. Only in 2012 did the European Parliament resolution on women and climate change clarify that women would be more affected by climate change. So, has the Beijing Platform paved the way for these achievements? Or is it pink-washing on a global governance scale? How do you bridge diverse cultural interpretations when working to realize women’s rights on a global level?

Together with Isadora Cardoso, project coordinator at GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice in Berlin, and Cai Lingping, Executive Director of Health for All in Beijing, Joanna Klabisch of the China Program at Stiftung Asienhaus in Cologne will discuss Gender in light of current anti-feminism and transnational women’s rights movements. The discussion will be held in English.

When: Monday, October 14th, 7-9pm

Where: International Alumni Center (iac Berlin), Linienstrasse 65a, 10119 Berlin

This Monday on the Couch is organized in cooperation with the China Program of the Stiftung Asienhaus.

To attend, please register at the Bosch Alumni Network.

The session marks the kick-off of this year's EU-China NGO Twinning Program Capacity Building and Reflection Week which will be concluded with an open event at the Representative Office of the Robert Bosch Foundation on October 18 (EU-China NGOs Talk).

Monday on the Couch is a discussion format within the Bosch Alumni Network. One Monday each month, we are inviting experts from our network to the iac Community Space to discuss a current political or societal topic. After the discussion, there is time to continue the conversation over drinks.

Are you interested in organizing a Monday on the Couch event? Please feel free to send us some lines with your idea at info(at)!


14.10.2019, 19:00 Uhr - 14.10.2019, 21:00 Uhr


International Alumni Center (iac Berlin)
Linienstrasse 65a

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Politik / Demokratie / Recht


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