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Sudan Conformity to Beijing Declaration

Sudan Conformity to Beijing Declaration

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Title: Sudan Conformity to Beijing Declaration
Author: Salma Mohammed Yagoub, Zariba
Abstract: Standardization and conformity are the manifestations of globalization phenomenon. This study investigates the degree of conformity Sudan has achieved to worldwide commitments towards the advancement of women. The areas of special and critical concern declared in the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW), which was held in Beijing / China 1995, under the slogan of equality, development and peace is the reference for this work. The study has covered Sudan\\\\\\\'s efforts toward the twelve critical areas of concerns that identified on the FWCW for women empowerment, including the measures, policies and programs that Sudan has taken for women promotion. The degree of conformity and the amount of efforts are heterogeneous and varied from one area to another; the maximum effort of Sudan conformity is in the area of women and education as well as women and health, while the minimum effort of conformity is around the area of violence against women. The study explained through vital indicators achievements and shortcomings as well as obstacles that impede Sudan’s policies in each area of Beijing Declaration. The Study highlighted international commitment towards women\\\\\\\'s issues, which included the first world conference on women- Mexico 1975, the second world conference on women- Copenhagen1980, the third world conference on women-Nairobi 1985 and the fourth world conference on women- Beijing1995 including the implementations at national, regional and international levels. The study ends with a conclusion that: Sudan has obtained success at various degrees in each area of concern as well as some failures in others particularly in the area of violence against women. Sudan did not show full commitment to the declaration and express it into decisive action and failed to achieve an acceptable degree of economic, social and political transformation underlying the promises of Beijing. The study concludes that the degree of conformity of Sudan policies to Beijing Declaration is subject to structural constraints, lack of will and institutional rigidities as well as social bias. Recommendations to overcome the situation are indicated
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/12379
Date: 2015-06-15


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