the dhaka declaration


The Seventh South Asian Regional Ministerial Conference Commemorating Beijing issued the Dhaka Declaration on October 5, 2010.  In the declaration, South Asian nations noted that “violence against women continues to remain a priority concern” and agreed to “expedite work on implementing the … Convention on Preventing and Combating the Crime of Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution.”  The declaration said that “legislative and policy initiatives to attain women’s equality need to continue” so that women in the region can be empowered financially and gender inequality removed.