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Gender Equality Forum – FEMNET Report 2021

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 2020, UN Women launched the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France in partnership with civil society, bringing together women’s rights activists, gender equality advocates and visionaries to push for adequate resourcing and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

The Generation Equality Action Coalitions are geared to deliver concrete and transformative change for women and girls around the world in the coming five years. They focus on six areas critical to realizing gender equality:

  1. Ending gender-based violence
  2. Advancing economic justice and rights
  3. Agitating for women’s bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health
    and rights
  4. Strengthening feminist action for climate justice
  5. Technology and innovation for gender equality, and
  6. Feminist movements and leadership

In addition to these six themes, a compact on women, peace and security and humanitarian action, marking 20 years since the adoption of UNSCR 1325, will focus attention in those areas.

In July 2020, FEMNET was selected as one of the leaders of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition, tasked specifically to co-lead and co-convene the Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition to spark inter-generational and cross-sectoral conversations and catalyze collective action that will deliver concrete and game-changing results for women and girls in all their diversity in the next five years.

At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, each Action Coalition launched a Global Acceleration Plan – a targeted set of concrete, ambitious and immediate actions to be taken from 2021-2026 that are expected to deliver tangible impact on gender equality and girls’ and women’s human rights.

The plan, and all the actions under the six areas cannot be realized without financing, shifting of gender norms, law and policy reform, education, gender data and accountability, addressing intersectional discrimination and focusing on systemic change by addressing structural inequalities.

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