In 2019, the UN Women announced the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a global conversation for urgent action and accountability for gender equality, and to celebrate the power of women’s rights activism, feminist solidarity and youth leadership to achieve transformative change.The event is co-chaired by Mexico and France.
The GEF was to be held in Mexico and Paris in 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. It finally commenced in Mexico in March 2021 and will conclude in Paris in July. The GEF aims to finish with concrete intergenerational and multi-stakeholder partnerships and accountability for scaled-up, urgent action on the critical issues to achieve gender equality by 2030.
In the lead up to the GEF in Paris, the Working Group on Girls organised a Letter Writing workshop for girls to create an open letter to decision makers asking for the inclusion of girls in the GEF process over the next five years. It is important that the voices and insights of girls around the world are heard and included in the process to accelerate gender equality over the next five years!
Four of our Girl Advocates who facilitated the Global Conversation Circles during the CSW65, Anushka Lamichhane, Mahi Tripathi, Prateeksha Shukla and Riya Bhargava, participated in the letter writing workshop. They are also registered to attend the GEF in Paris. To read the Open Letter, click here.
They also created a video about the Action Coalition Themes. Watch our young people from South Asia speak about the themes and how we can achieve gender equity by 2030. Click here.
To learn more about Generation Equality Forum, click here.