Beijing+25/GEF Newsletter Vol 2 | Issue 3 November 2020
In this issue:
Mexico Generation Equality Forum Announcements
Event | Mobilizing Action for Impact: The Women, Peace & Security and Humanitarian Compact
1325 Online Book Chapter
Feminist & Women’s Movement Action Plan Updates
Advisory Working Group Updates
Share your or your organization’s work for Beijing+25
NGO Parallel Reports
Stay Informed on the Generation Equality Campaign
Mexico City Generation Equality Forum Dates
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Institute of Women announce that the launch of the Generation Equality Forum, postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic crisis, will take place from March 29 to 31, 2021 in Mexico City.
Mobilizing Action for Impact: The Women, Peace & Security and Humanitarian Action Compact
Date: Tuesday, 27 October Time: 10 – 11AM ESTThe 20th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in October 2020 and the Generation Equality Forum present a momentous opportunity to focus attention in the next five years towards substantive, positive impact of WPS-HA commitments in the lives of women and girls. The Compact will serve as a unique, action-oriented process to make this aspiration a reality.Join the virtual kick-off event to hear from Board and Catalytic members on their aspirations for the Compact and opportunities to contribute to the Compact’s success.Download the flyer.
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders is coordinating the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (women, peace and security) chapter in the Thank You UN Book!
The UN2020 Campaign and the Feminist and Women’s Movement Action Plan for Beijing + 25 recognize in this anniversary year the importance of reinforcing and strengthening UN institutions, norms and processes, while increasing its accountability and accessibility to civil society. See the Thank You UN Book here.To contribute to the chapter, submit your content (written, audio, video or artistic) here: https://forms.gle/tjpy8YsEJUMPDHpz6
How the Beijing Women’s Conference Speaks to Us Today: PEACE
Date: 30 October 2020 Time: 9:30 – 10:50AM ESTIn 1995, 189 countries signed onto the Beijing Platform for Action at the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women. This policy document, combined with the legally-binding women’s human rights treaty CEDAW and the Sustainable Development Goal targets are the blueprint to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. How can we hold governments accountable for the BPfA? How does the UN Fourth World Conference on Women speak to the young generation today? What are our demands for the future of the BPfA? Can this legacy help us to address the crises of our times, related to racial and gender inequality, unsustainable development, and threats to peace? If so, how can we take action at the Generation Equality Forum (2021) and CSW65?View the program here.
Share your or your organization’s work for Beijing+25!
If you’d like to share what you and/or your organization are working on for Beijing+25, you can do so here. Activities can be local, regional or global. All responses are public so everyone can be in the know about different Beijing+25 processes around the globe.
Thank you to those who have sent us your National Parallel Reports in preparation for Beijing+25!For more information about the Parallel Reports and a list of reports we have received thus far, click here.