Generation Equality Forum

30 June 2021 - 2 July 2021

Global

Kicked off by the Government of Mexico in Mexico City in March, the Generation Equality Forum culminates with three days of events co-hosted by the Government of France in Paris, all to advance progress in realizing Sustainable Development Goal 5 by 2030: Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.  

The Paris forum will launch the Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality structured on six action coalitions, which are partnerships among governments, international, civil society and youth organizations and the private sector. 

As a co-leader of the Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights coalition, UNFPA champions such issues as upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health and care including family planning, advocating for safe birth and maternal health, eradicating gender-based violence and harmful practices and endorsing comprehensive sexuality education. 

The other five action coalitions are: Gender-based Violence, Economic Justice and Rights, Feminist Action for Climate Justice, Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality and Feminist Movement and Leadership. 

The pandemic not only exposed the gender inequities that lurk in every part of the globe, it deepened them. Convened by UN Women, the forum is a chance and a call to galvanize every part of the globe to confront and close those chasms. 

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