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UN Women staff during Generation Equality Private Sector discussions in Kenya. Photo: UN Women/Kennedy Okoth
Generation Equality action pack, January 2020

This month in Generation Equality, we are featuring New Year’s Resolutions for gender equality, celebrity and activist voices, and unveiling the themes of six Action Coalitions—global, innovative partnerships with governments, civil society, international organizations and the private sector—to be launched at the upcoming Generation Equality Forum, to deliver game-changing results for women and girls everywhere. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

  • Women in Guatemala City took part in a 5-kilometer race organized by the Municipality of Guatemala City. With support from UN Women, the initiative was part of the Generation Equality Campaign, and sought to involve runners and their families, from all ages, in a call to promote safe spaces and an end to violence against all women and girls. Photo: UN Women/Luis Barrueto

    New Year’s Resolutions: Committing to a gender-equal 2020

    At UN Women, we are thinking seriously about our New Year’s Resolutions, because in 2020 we are standing at the brink of a generational opportunity. And the game-changer in the race towards gender equality is you. We asked our social media followers what their gender equality resolutions are for 2020, and here are some highlights that inspired us. More

  • Students at Thammasat University in Thailand commit to  “Say ‘No’ To Sexual Harassment on Campus”. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran

    International Women's Day 2020

    The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More

  • In Focus: Women and the SDGs

    Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Check out new data, stories, videos and more illustrating how and why gender equality matters across all the Sustainable Development Goals. More

Generation Equality Action Coalition themes

Scene from the event, “Gender equality: From the Biarritz Partnership to the Beijing+25 Generation Equality Forum”, hosted by France and Mexico ahead of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, 2019. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

Feminist activists, together with the Governments of Mexico and France, and UN Women, are thrilled to announce the Action Coalition themes for Generation Equality. 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 and private investment; and deliver concrete, game-changing results across generations for girls and women. Read more►

Save the date: Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City 7-8 May 2020; France 7-10 July 2020. Click for more information

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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In her message for International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape". More

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