Generation Equality Action Coalitions
As part of the Generation Equality Forum process, six thematic action coalitions have been established. Over the next five years (2021 - 2026) they have a responsibility to bring about concrete and sustainable change in the field of women's rights and gender equality. These action coalitions are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals
The six thematic Generation Equality Action Coalitions are:
- Gender-related violence
- Economic justice and rights
- Physical autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Feminist action for climate justice
- Technology and innovation for gender equality
- Feminist movements and leadership
Each Action Coalition will have a specific focus on girls and young women in relation to their theme and work, and young people will be directly involved in the leadership of the Action Coalition.
The government of the Netherlands and the Count Me In! consortium, a partnership funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which WO=MEN is a strategic partner, are part of the leadership of Action Coalition 6: feminist movements and leadership. Several other NGOs in the Netherlands working for women's rights and gender equality are involved in one or more action coalitions, either themselves or through their headquarters or local partners. WO=MEN organises knowledge exchanges between interested organisations and civil servants that are engaging in these processes.
Generation Equality Compact for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action
International events leading up to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2021 where the Generation Equality Forum results are presented to governments.
65th Commission on the Status of Women - CSW65 (15 - 26 March 2021, New York/online)
During the CSW, Member States, UN organisations and NGOs (with ECOSOC accreditation) from all over the world meet on gender equality and women's rights in order to arrive at a joint outcome document ('agreed conclusions') from the Member States. The CSW will take place for the first time (almost) entirely virtually in 2021.
The focus of the CSW in 2021 will be on the full and effective participation and decision-making of women in public life, and on combating violence, in order to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
WO=MEN coordinates the Dutch input from civil society for the CSW. See here
for more information.
CSW65 NGO Forum (14 - 26 March 2021, online)
Every year during the CSW, NGO CSW New York organises a parallel forum that is more accessible to NGOs and activists with the aim of supporting the participation of feminist and women's rights organisations in UN processes. This year, the forum will be completely virtual, providing even more opportunities for organisations and activists to organise or attend a session.
Generation Equality Forum, (29 - 31 Mar 2021, Mexico City/online & June 2021, Paris/online)
The Generation Equality Forum consists of two international meetings for gender equality, initiated by UN Women and co-organised by the governments of Mexico and France, and with active involvement at different levels of civil society.
The aim of the Forum is to facilitate a global public dialogue on accountability and the urgent actions needed for gender equality. At the same time, the strength of women's rights activism, feminist solidarity and youth leadership in bringing about sustainable change will be celebrated. Furthermore, in line with the thematic Action Coalitions launched in 2020, the Forum aims to reaffirm the value of multilateralism and encourage partnerships between various actors, including civil society organisations but also academia, business, the media and parliaments.
The results of the Forum are expected to be presented at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2021.
More information about the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico here
and France here