About Generation Equality

What is Generation Equality?

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing+25), UN Women launched the Generation Equality Campaign to look back at the past 25 years to evaluate progress, as well as look forward to determine concrete action or gender equality.

To convene, mobilize, and consult with civil society, UN Women tasked NGO CSW/NY as convener of global civil society for the Generation Equality Campaign.

Generation Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) will be a multi-stakeholder gathering, convened by UN Women, co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, and organized in partnership with global civil society. The Forum will launch a set of transformative actions to achieve meaningful progress toward gender equality. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum, originally scheduled for May and July 2020, has been postponed to 2021. 

Civil Society Advisory Group for Generation Equality

The Civil Society Advisory Group to the Core Group (CSAG) serves as the representative of civil society’s priorities for the Generation Equality Forum by guaranteeing participation on a co-equal basis of civil society with the other members of the Core Group. It was created to ensure that diverse women’s rights and feminist organizations can engage meaningfully in the Generation Equality process. You can find the group’s Terms of Reference here.

The CSAG was chosen through a civil society-led process by a selection committee of 5 volunteers from the Advisory Working Group. They selected 21 members from 136 applications representing diverse genders, generations, regions and backgrounds. For more information about the selection committee’s process and criteria, read their announcement letter here.

Advisory Working Group

The Advisory Working Group consists of over 500 members of global civil society who will be instrumental in ensuring that all voices are heard and represented in this Beijing+25 process. The Advisory Working Group consults the Advisory Group to the Core Group to make sure they are representing the needs and mandates of global civil society.

The group is completely open to join and meets every two weeks via Zoom to hear updates from UN Women, the Advisory Group to the Core Group, and Beijing+25 regional processes. Advisory Working Group members are also encouraged to provide their own input into these processes so that their voices can be brought to the Generation Equality Forums in Mexico and Paris.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Advisory Working Group, email beijing25@ngocsw.org.

Action Coalitions

Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships that will mobilize governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector to: catalyze collective action; spark global and local conversations among generations; drive increased public & private investment; deliver concrete, game-changing results across generations for girls and women.

The selected Action Coalition themes are:

  1. Gender-Based Violence
  2. Economic justice and rights
  3. Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
  4. Feminist action for climate justice
  5. Technology and innovation for Gender Equality
  6. Feminist movements and leadership

Resources for more GE info:

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