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”FOKUS’ overall goal is to work towards the improvement of women’s social, economic and political situation internationally, with an emphasis on countries in the South.”

FOKUS bases its work first and foremost on:
■ The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW, 1979):
■ Optional Protocol to CEDAW (1981):
■ The BeijingDeclaration and Platform for Action 1995 :
■ Regional conventions on the elimination of discrimination against women.


Priority Thematic Areas

• Women and climate change
• Sexual and reproductive health and rights
• Violence against women
• Women, peace and security
• Women’s economic participation and rights
• Women’s political participation and rights
FOKUS’ thematic policy documents are essential