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Launch of the Generation Equality campaign and preparation for the Generation Equality Forums
Mexico City Forum takes place in March and the Paris Forum happens in June. The Forums launch the Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality.
Implementation and accountability for the Global Acceleration Plan and Action Coalition commitments. Continuing to engage Generation Equality in the various UN and gender equality spaces.
Photo credit: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina
The Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality (GAP) – co-designed by the Generation Equality Action Coalitions - is a transformative roadmap that defines the most critical actions necessary to accelerate progress on gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in the next few years.
The GAP outlines the Action Coalition journey and the blueprints for their success and how to achieve them.
There are four types of commitments:
By making a commitment under the umbrella of Generation Equality, you can amplify and expand your organization's commitment to gender equality and be part of a major global effort to accelerate investment and progress for women and girls around the world.
You will also commit to robust and transparent annual reporting of your progress to make sure that promises translate into lasting, accountable change.
The Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA) is working to realize a world for women and girls in conflict and crisis in which financing, participation in peace processes, economic security, leadership and agency, and protection of their human rights are all possible. But to succeed, peace and humanitarian action processes need to include their perspectives and uphold their human rights.
Since its launch at the Generation Equality Forum in 2021, the Compact has welcomed more than 190 Signatories, including countries, regional organizations, UN entities and civil society: women and youth organizations and networks, academic institutions and private sector. Together, this multistakeholder process is driving five years of transformative action for sustainable and inclusive peace through strong partnerships, improved monitoring and assessment of progress and a focus on financing and advocacy.
Photo credit: UN Women/Joe Saade
The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded on 31 March 2021, after 3 days of dynamic discussions, activities and cultural celebration, with the unveiling of the draft blueprints of the Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality.
The virtual Forum in Mexico City, 29-31 March, registered more than 13,000 participants from all parts of the world, 48% of whom were aged 34 and younger. The event also engaged over 250 speakers from 85 countries to reinvigorate action and movements for gender equality. The meeting took place amid growing concerns that COVID-19 has exacerbated a “gender equality crisis”, making action and investment in women’s rights critical. A quarter century after the landmark Beijing Conference and Platform for Action, the Forum aimed to re-ignite efforts for full implementation.
Photo credit: UN Women/Fabrice Gentile
The Generation Equality Forum in Paris took place from 30 June – 2 July, engaging nearly 50,000 people with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments including $40 billion of committed investments and the launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026.
The event included a dynamic youth-led stage, civil-society sessions and sessions aligned with the Forum’s Action Coalitions. The Forum launched a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026, ‘Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality’. The Forum also launched a Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, and announced new gender equality initiatives focused on health, sports, culture, and education.
Watch the recordings on the Generation Equality Youtube channel.
NGO CSW/NY continues to be committed to following and amplifying the Generation Equality process, including the Action Coalitions and WPS-HA Compact, accountability measures, and commitments. We share Generation Equality updates with our mailing list of 50,000 people and provide space for Generation Equality updates and activities throughout the year and during the NGO CSW Forum.