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Out Now: June 2024 issue of IFLA Journal

The June 2024 issue of the IFLA Journal delves into the multifaceted roles of libraries in navigating contemporary global challenges. This issue underscores the diversity of library practices worldwide, highlighting their pivotal role as catalysts for knowledge, technology, and social resilience in the face of global challenges. Read More

  • News
  • 21 June 2024

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – Briefing for Libraries

The 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out an ambitious UN agenda to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. 2020 marks their 25th anniversary, and a large-scale review has been launched to assess the progress made towards implementing the Declaration and the Platform. This… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 January 2020

Now available: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – Briefing for Libraries

The 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out an ambitious UN agenda to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. 2020 marks their 25th anniversary, and a large-scale review has been launched to assess the progress made towards implementing the Declaration and the Platform. This review process offers libraries an opportunity to reflect on how their work can help advance gender equality and take further action. This briefing examines the role that access to information, knowledge and lifelong learning play in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; as well as library activities and initiatives noted in national reports prepared as part of the Beijing+25 review. Read More

  • News
  • 21 January 2020
  • By: anonymous

Women and Libraries: Marking International Women’s Day

Women are central to the well-being of any society. In turn, meaningful access to information and the defence of cultural rights is central to the empowerment of women. Meeting these needs is a major contribution of the library field. Read More

  • News
  • 09 March 2018
  • By: anonymous

Inform Women, Transform Lives: Carter Centre Conference

The Carter Centre conference 'Inform Women, Transform Lives' will focus on the importance of transparency and access to information for women, and the obstacles they face. Looking to take practical steps, it will idenitfy entry-points, and establish priority actions for ensuring an effective, meaningful, and universal right of access… Read More

  • Events
  • 13 February 2018

Realising the Potential of Digital for Development: Not Without Libraries

As highlighted in the Development and Access to Information Report 2017, produced by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, for access to information to be meaningful, people need skills and the right conditions. Libraries can play a unique role in delivering both, as highlighted in IFLA's submission to the latest call for examples on Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion. Read More

  • News
  • 31 July 2017
  • By: anonymous

International conference on archiving the 21st century: 80 Years Collection IAV

Atria, the Dutch National Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History, is holding a conference to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Collection International Archives for the Women’s Movement (Collection IAV). The Collection IAV, preserved by Atria, is a unique resource for research on women's and gender history, and… Read More

  • Events
  • 01 October 2015