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Press release: UN Women presents ‘A Force for Change’, an art exhibition and auction featuring work by 26 Black women artists, benefitting Black women

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

UN Women will host the first all-Black, all-women global selling exhibition and auction titled “A Force for Change”, with proceeds benefiting Black women across the world and the participating artists. The exhibition will be open to the public in New York City from 27 to 31 July 2021, with an online auction hosted on Artsy from 16 to 30 July 2021, closing at 2pm EDT.

From active funding to catalytic action

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The private sector and philanthropic foundations announce bold investments and actions for gender equality

Press release: Generation Equality Forum concludes in Paris with announcement of revolutionary commitments and Global Acceleration Plan to advance gender equality by 2026

Friday, July 2, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum Paris concluded today with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments and launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026. The Forum’s bold, action-oriented agenda will be under-written by nearly USD 40 billion of confirmed investments as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, philanthropy, civil society, youth organizations and the private sector.

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

Friday, July 2, 2021

On 1 July, Action Coalition Leaders and Commitment Makers gathered at the Generation Equality Forum to launch ground-breaking commitments to end gender-based violence, drive equality in technology and innovation, and to ensure economic justice and rights for women and girls everywhere.

Press release: More than 100 signatories launch Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action at the Generation Equality Forum

Friday, July 2, 2021

Media Contact: christine.luby[at]unwomen.org Paris, 2 July, 2021— More than 100 governments, United Nations entities, regional and civil society organizations, academic institutions and private sector groups today announced their signatory status to the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, during a launch event at the Generational Equality Forum in Paris. As part of a five-year push for gender equality, the Compact intends to reshape peace and security and...

Development Banks accelerate actions for gender equality

Thursday, July 1, 2021

National, regional and multilateral development banks, development finance institutions, national promotional banks, and export credit agencies – gathered today at Generation Equality Forum to strengthen their collective contributions to Sustainable Development Goal 5 on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Which Generation Equality hero are you?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Taking place in Paris, from 30 June – 2 July, the Generation Equality Forum will bring together governments, activists, private sector partners and youth, and leaders from every sector. Together, they will commit investments, programmes and policies that fast-track progress towards an equal future for all. As we start our action journey, learn more about some of our feminist action heroes who make up Generation Equality. Which Generation Equality action hero do you support and aspire to be?

Generation Equality Forum: Feminist inspiration

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ahead of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women checked in with leading activists from around the world on what we can expect from the Generation Equality Forum, why they’re participating and what happens next.

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”

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Karina Gould is Minister of International Development at the Government of Canada, Member of Parliament for Burlington city in Ontario, and Co-Chair of the COVAX Advance Market Commitment Engagement Group. She also represents the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership, working to develop catalytic actions and commitments to advance gender equality. Gould’s action priority is ensuring that feminist leaders, movements and organizations are supported to carry out their work without fear of reprisal.

Take five: “Everyone should understand how they can become an agent of change”

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Céline Bonnaire is the Executive Director of the Kering Foundation. She also represents the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence, working to develop catalytic actions and commitments to advance gender equality. Bonnaire prioritizes scaling up comprehensive, accessible and quality services for survivors of gender-based violence against women and girls in all their diversity.

Take five: “Success at the Generation Equality Forum is when we are able to translate gender equality from a concept or policy into reality”

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mavic Cabrera Balleza is the Founder and CEO of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). She also represents the Generation Equality Forum Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA), driving action and resources to accelerate progress on the WPS-HA agenda. Balleza prioritizes localizing national action plans on women, peace and security and gender-sensitive humanitarian action to ensure that they respond to the needs of local communities and marginalized groups.

Op-ed: Establishing Generation Equality

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

In an op-ed ahead of the G7 UK Cornwall Summit, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka writes: "We look to governments and to all those who control power, resources and influence to become the champions of what we call ‘Generation Equality’, shaping a future together that dismantles the barriers to women’s progress through working across generations and sectors on priority issues."

Commitments to action: Generation Equality Action Coalitions drive change

Monday, June 7, 2021

Hear directly from some of our inspiring Action Coalition leaders why their organizations are making commitments, and what they are looking forward to.

Take five: “Investing in gender equality is not only fair, but smart and necessary in recovering fully and sustainably from the pandemic”

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Kate Hampton is CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). She also represents the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, working to develop catalytic actions and commitments to advance gender equality. Hampton’s action priority is leveraging the potential of self-managed care so that women and girls can take control of their own reproductive health and rights.

G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council membership announced

Friday, April 9, 2021

Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, has announced the full list of members for the newly formed Gender Equality Advisory Council, which will ensure women are at the heart of the build back better agenda as we recover from COVID-19.

Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded today with the unveiling of an Action Coalition blueprint and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris on 30 June, which will be a major commitment-making moment.

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Launch of Mexico National Chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

In her remarks at the launch of the Mexico National Chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "We know for sure, right now, that when we are talking about building back better and achieving decent work for women, the stereotype that suggests that women are not more suitable for work than men has to change. Otherwise, women will forever be the ones who are the face of poverty. That is on you to help us change those views and those stereotypes about women".

UN Women-convened Unstereotype Alliance launches Mexico National Chapter at Generation Equality Forum

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Unstereotype Alliance today launches a national chapter in Mexico, on the inaugural day of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City. A coalition of nine major advertisers and industry associations have united to combat harmful stereotypes in the country’s advertising and media content.

UN Women and World Bank launch course on gender equality in transportation

Monday, March 8, 2021

A first-of-its-kind course by UN Women and the World Bank examines the often-invisible gender issues surrounding mobility in the transport sector.

Private sector companies support International Women’s Day and amplify UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign

Monday, March 8, 2021

Throughout the month of March, a variety of private sector companies are partnering with UN Women to support International Women’s Day and further amplify the Generation Equality campaign.

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