In Focus: Generation Equality Forum in Paris
The Generation Equality Forum is a landmark event to accelerate progress on gender equality. The Forum kicked off in Mexico City in March 2021 and will culminate in Paris from 30 June to 2 July 2021, launching a series of concrete, ambitious and transformative actions to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality.
Convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society, the Forum will bring together governments, feminist leaders, youth and change makers from every sector, to announce trailblazing gender equality investments, programmes and policies. It will mark the beginning of a five-year action journey led by six Action Coalitions and a Compact on Women, Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action.
The Forum comes at a critical moment to reverse rising gender inequality caused by COVID-19. Even before COVID-19, almost one in three women worldwide experienced abuse; during the pandemic, calls to helplines increased five-fold in some countries. At the current rate of progress, it will take another 130 years to reach gender equality at the highest positions of power. The Generation Equality Forum offers a critical opportunity to confront this rising crisis, as well as the enduring structural inequalities that preceded it.
This enduring movement for action and accountability will fuel a significant and lasting coalition for gender equality, offering a vital moment for activists, feminists, young people and allies to achieve transformative change for generations to come.
Video: #ActForEqual – Generations Together
UN Women and Project Everyone asked change makers from across generations and around the world, “Why do we need to #ActForEqual?” Check out what they said and then join us in raising your voice for gender equality, in advance of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris using #ActForEqual.
More from Action Coalition leaders:
- Take five: “Success at the Generation Equality Forum is when we are able to translate gender equality from a concept or policy into reality”
- Take five: “What is so exciting about the Generation Equality Forum is that it's not just a three-day conference, it's a five-year agenda”
- I am Generation Equality: Diane Ndarbawa, youth activist for economic justice
- Take five: “Everyone should understand how they can become an agent of change”
- Press release: Generation Equality Forum concludes in Paris with announcement of revolutionary commitments and Global Acceleration Plan to advance gender equality by 2026
- Leave no one behind in efforts to build back better
- From active funding to catalytic action
- Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions launch transformative commitments for gender equality
- To build back better, transform and invest in the care economy, say leaders at the Generation Equality Forum Paris
- Global leaders advocate for male accountability in the fight to end violence against women at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris
- Trailblazing leaders commit to end gender-based violence, drive equality in technology and innovation, and ensure economic justice and rights for women and girls at the Generation Equality Forum
- Media Advisory: Invitation to attend virtual closing press conference, Generation Equality Forum Paris
- Women mayors commit to far-reaching and transformative actions to advance gender equality in cities around the world
- Press release: More than 100 signatories launch Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action at the Generation Equality Forum
- Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris
- Development Banks accelerate actions for gender equality
- Harnessing the power of sport for Generation Equality
- Press release: Heads of State, leaders and activists take bold action to accelerate gender equality and address the consequences of COVID-19 for women and girls
- Media advisory: Generation Equality Forum, Paris
Speeches and statements
- Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Closing Ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, France
- Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Opening Ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, France
From our partners
#COVID19 threatens to roll back hard-won progress for women's rights.— UN Women (@UN_Women) June 23, 2021
The #GenerationEquality Forum in Paris is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to #ActForEqual and to ensure that gender equality is at the centre of the post-COVID agenda.
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The #GenerationEquality Forum starts in a few weeks, but the time to #ActForEqual is now!— UN Women (@UN_Women) June 2, 2021
📣Start by speaking up for gender equality. 📣
This Week of Action, let's draw attention to the gender inequalities!
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The culmination of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, France (30 June – 2 July) is approaching quickly! As the Forum will be held predominantly online, everyone can join and be part of one of the largest global feminist gatherings since 1995. Join the virtual activism with #GenerationEquality and use #ActForEqual to tell us why you stand up for an equal future.
Here’s how you can be part of the action: