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Celebrating 100 years of achievements for women and health

Participants at the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum meeting as part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China, 1995
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Achievement 6: women as agents of social change

Women have been forging social change in many ways over the last 100 years. From national suffrage and feminist movements to international declarations and resolutions, women all over the world have secured freedoms, rights, voice and justice for themselves and other women. These efforts contributed to several international resolutions that hold governments and organizations responsible and accountable to achieving and prioritizing women's health and gender equality in their health and development plans.

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