Generation Equality

The Generation Equality Action Coalitions are the world’s roadmap for gender equality and acceleration of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the full realization of the Beijing Platform for Action. These innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships focus on six critical areas for gender equality to achieve concrete change for women and girls worldwide.

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:

Gender-Based Violence

Economic Justice & Rights

Feminist Action for Climate Justice

Bodily Autonomy and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Feminist Movements & Leadership

Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality

At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, each Action Coalition launched a Global Acceleration Plan – a targeted set of concrete, ambitious and immediate actions within the period of 2021-2026 to deliver tangible impact on gender equality and girls’ and women’s human rights. They are securing financing for this agenda to address systemic resource gaps that have so far hampered impact.

This communique outlines the leadership criteria, process and timeline for the Generation Equality Action Coalitions. Read more.

The Global Acceleration Action Plan for Gender Equality (GAP)

The Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality – 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 five years.

Commitments to Generation Equality

Commitments are a key mechanism for the implementation of the Action Coalitions' Global Acceleration Plan. Strong commitments from all partners are essential to accelerate investment and implementation in order to catapult progress on gender equality.

There are four types of commitments:

Financial

To support the realization of an action to advance gender equality results.

Advocacy

To amplify and mobilize support for transformative change to achieve the goals of the Action Coalition.

Policy

To demonstrate how an action can be translated to concrete policy change in the context of a government, company, or organization.

Programmatic

To deliver programs, services, research or other actions, with a focus on scale.

Visit the Commitments Dashboard to view the statistics and data trends of all Commitments or select an Action Coalition to view data specific to the theme.

Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Compact 

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.

NGO CSW/NY and Generation Equality

NGO CSW/NY was tasked by UN Women with the role of global civil society convener for the Generation Equality Forum, specifically convening the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG), which served as the representative of civil society’s priorities for the GEF by guaranteeing co-equal participation of civil society with the stakeholders for GEF.

NGO CSW/NY also convened the global Advisory Working Group (AWG) which consisted of over 700 members of global civil society and consulted with the CSAG to make sure that they represented the needs and mandates of global civil society.

NGO CSW/NY continues to be invested in 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 40,000 people and provide space for Generation Equality information on our NGO CSW Forum virtual portal each year.

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 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.

Generation Equality

Visit the official Generation Equality website for more information.

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