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2020: A transformative year for gender equality


2020 marks 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration & Platform for Action, the most comprehensive global agenda for girls and women in all areas of life. Despite some progress, real change has been slow and to date, not a single country has achieved gender equality. Now the world is facing an unprecedented set of challenges that threaten progress for girls’ and women’s rights.

The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-led, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. This global gathering will bring actors together, especially young people, to chart forward a fresh and bold feminist agenda, one of the central objectives of the Forum. Similarly, the Forum seeks to bring together a group of Allied Countries to create a multilateral gender-progressive partnership.

Action Coalitions reflect another objective of the Generation Equality Forum: to achieve tangible results on gender equality during the UN Decade of Action (2020-2030) to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Generation Equality seeks to advance an extraordinary agenda, both in approach and level of ambition, to accelerate progress on gender equality across the world.


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