Nordiskt Forum Malmö 2014 – New Action on Women’s Rights is organized by the Women’s movement in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The regional conference manifests the determination of the women’s movement in the Nordic countries to achieve gender equality and promote the empowerment of women and girls. From June 12th to June 15th 2014, 15 000 people will gather in Malmö to shape strategies to promote gender equality and end discrimination against women. The discussions will be based on the landmark agreements of women’s rights: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). During the conference representatives of the women’s movement,  politicians, government officials, researchers, representatives of NGOs, activists, as well as representatives of the private and public sector will discuss gender issues, formulate strategies to promote human rights and bring the debate on gender equality and women’s rights and freedoms forward. The solutions to the global challenges we face today have never been, and never will be, to deny women their rights. Gender equality and the women’s movement offer answers! We welcome you to formulate your questions, answers and solutions at Nordiskt Forum Malmö 2014 – New Action on Women’s Rights!

The conference takes place in Malmö at Malmö Arena and MalmöMässan. In Malmö global challenges are manifested locally through the city´s urban transformation, where issues of sustainability in terms of economic, environmental and social conditions play a central role. The movement for gender equality should be a part of this transformation. In the quest to become a modern region the City of Malmo have worked hard with gender issues and carried out an extensive gender mainstreaming program. The City of Malmo have also introduced child care in the evenings and nights and extensive efforts against domestic violence. Malmö is close to international airports, fast trains and a sparkling sea, which also gives the city a favorable, central geographical location. Malmö is the perfect host for this conference!

The registration opens on the February 1st 2013. Register early and receive a discount off of the regular price.