Annual Reports


CENWOR has undertaken a review of developments since 1995 in all twelve areas of critical concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action, 1995, by specialists in each area. These studies will be presented at the 14th National Convention on Women’s Studies in late October and will be published before the International Beijing + 20 Conference in 2015. CENWOR has continued its programmes of policy and actionbased research, information, and networking. All organizations have been affected negatively by the reduction in the flow of donor funds caused by economic crises in developed countries, and particularly by the low priority given to institutional support to non-profit non-governmental organizations. The phenomenon of the ‘bidding exercise’ for the selection of recipients of financial provision can be a further constraint to relatively small organizations.