Generation Equality Forum Paris – Invitation to civil society consultation and debriefing meeting

Posted by Bukola Daike on June 10, 2021 at 7:47 am



The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a global process created by UN Women. It aims to celebrate achievements on women’s rights and gender equality since the Beijing Conference on Women 25+ years ago. The first of two forums took place in March 2021 in Mexico. The 2nd Generation Equality Forum will take place 30 June – 2 July in Paris (and mostly online).

Generation Equality Forum Paris – Civil society consultation

WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform invites their members and other civil society aiming for gender equality in the Netherlands to join an online consultation to share information about the Generation Equality Forum process and discuss opportunities to engage. WO=MEN is most directly engaged in the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action and Action Coalition 6 on Feminist Movements and Leadership. Some of their members are involved in other ways in the Forum. For many of us, it has been challenging to keep track of developments and plans as the information provision has been limited and last-minute.

The upcoming Paris Forum aims to secure commitments from various stakeholders “to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality”. As Catalytic Member of the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, W=MEN is invited to select one or more actions to commit to. They aim to discuss potential commitments to be made in this Generation Equality process to achieve women’s rights and gender equality for all.

When? Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST
Click here to register to the civil society consultation.

Generation Equality Forum Paris – Reflections and Opportunities for Gender Equality and SRHR Advocates

Share-Net Netherlands and WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform, in collaboration with Rutgers and CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality kindly invite you to this upcoming virtual debriefing meeting on the Generation Equality Forum Paris.

Together with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this meeting will provide a space for civil society in the Netherlands to share reflections and discuss strategic opportunities for advocacy following the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (30 June – 2 July 2021).

Although the Generation Equality Forum’s agenda is wider, this debriefing will primarily zoom into these four thematic areas:

  • Youth participation (as cross-cutting theme)
  • Women, peace and security (Compact)
  • Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights (Action Coalition 3)
  • Feminist movements and leadership (Action Coalition 6)

We look forward to seeing you there.

When? Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 10.00 – 11.30 CEST
Download the full invitation here.
Register to the debriefing meeting via this link.

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