Generation Equality Action Coalitions - Commitment Makers Application


Introduction:

Gender equality is not just a goal: it is critical to the survival of the planet, the realization of the rights of all girls and women, and to building new economic and social systems that include, and work for everyone.  COVID-19 has laid bare critical gaps in equality that have left millions of women and girls, particularly those who are most marginalized, behind. 

The Generation Equality Action Coalitions are urgently needed now than ever before. 

The Generation Equality Action Coalitions are poised to deliver concrete results on gender equality to advance the Sustainable Development Agenda in this UN Decade of Action. Action Coalitions leaders have been working together to develop a Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality to drive concrete Action on key areas that matter to women’s and girls’ lives. 

Now is the time for more stakeholders to join this effort.  
 
 

This next phase of the Generation Equality Forum journey focuses on driving concrete commitments for gender equality which will be showcased in Paris this June (30 June – 02 July 2021).  We are inviting all interested stakeholders to join this critical moment for gender equality as an Action Coalition Commitment Maker.  

This platform provides an opportunity for your organization / government / institution / company to apply as an Action Coalition Commitment Maker. If you have already signaled interest, you will receive an individual link to complete the remaining fields below.
 
The window for applications to join the Generation Equality Action Coalitions as Commitment Makers is open from April 2021 through June 2021. Prospective Commitment Makers will be notified of the result on a rolling basis within three (3) weeks of submitting their application on-line.  Upon confirmation, information on making a commitment will be shared with you directly.
 
We look forward to this transformational partnership on Generation Equality as we join together to #ActforEqual.  
 
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Action Coalitions theme of interest - More than one Action Coalitions theme of interest can be selected
More states and regional actors ratify international and regional conventions and public and private sector institutions strengthen, implement and finance evidence-driven laws, policies and action plans to end gender-based violence against women and girls in all their diversity. In so doing, 550 million more women and girls will live in countries with laws and policies prohibiting all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls by 2026.
Scale up implementation and financing of evidence-driven prevention strategies by public and private sector institutions and women’s rights organizations to drive down prevalence of gender-based violence against women, adolescent girls and young women in all their diversity including in humanitarian settings. In so doing, increase by 50% the number of countries that include one or more evidence-driven prevention strategies on gender-based violence against women and girls in national policies by 2026.
Scale up implementation and financing of coordinated survivor-centered, comprehensive, quality, accessible and affordable services for survivors of gender-based violence against women and girls in all their diversity including in humanitarian settings. In so doing, more women and girls will live in countries with multi-sectoral action plans on GBV which include provision of police, justice, health and social sector services by 2026.
Enhance support and increase accountability and quality, flexible funding from states, private sector, foundations, and other donors to autonomous girl-led & women’s rights organizations working to end gender-based violence against women and girls in all their diversity. In so doing, progressively improve and increase international funding by 50% to Women’s rights organisations, activists and movements including those working to address gender-based violence against women and girls in all their diversity by 2026.
By 2026, increase the number of countries with a comprehensive set of measures including through investments in gender-responsive public and private quality care services, law and policy reforms and the creation of up to 80 million decent care jobs to recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work and reward and represent care workers, while guaranteeing their labour rights.
Expand women’s access to and control over productive resources through increasing access to and control over land, gender-responsive financial products and services, and the number of firms owned by women by 2026. In doing so,
  • Secure access to ownership and control over land and housing is increased for 7 million women;
  • The gender gap in women’s financial inclusion is reduced to 6% by increasing both formal and informal financial inclusion;
  • The number of womens economic empowerment national programs integrating digital financial services and participation through gender-responsive platforms is increased by at least 50%;
  • The number of firms owned by women is increased by 25%.
Design and implement gender-responsive macro-economic plans, budget reforms and stimulus packages so that the number of women and girls living in poverty is reduced by 85 million including through quality public social protection floors and systems by 2026.
Within a comprehensive SRHR framework, increase the quality of and access to contraceptive services for 50 million more adolescent girls and women; support removal of restrictive policies and legal barriers, ensuring 50 million more adolescent girls and women live in jurisdictions where they can access safe and legal abortion by 2026.
Through gender norms change and increasing knowledge of rights, empower 260 million more girls, adolescents and women in all of their diversity to make autonomous decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction by 2026; enact legal and policy change to protect and promote bodily autonomy and SRHR in at least 20 countries.
Increase accountability to, participation of and support for autonomous feminist and women’s organizations (including girl-led and Indigenous organizations), women human rights defenders and peacebuilders, strengthen organizations, networks and movements working to promote and protect bodily autonomy and SRHR.
By 2026, increase the percentage of global climate finance flows, public and private, directed towards and invested in gender-just climate solutions in particular at grassroots and rural levels, including through an increase to 65% in the proportion of marked climate bilateral and multilateral finance targeted towards gender.
Enhance and leverage the capacity of millions more women and girls in all their diversity to build resilience to climate and disaster risks, mitigate climate change, and address loss and damage, including through community-based cooperative models and land rights and tenure security.
Promote, expand, protect, civic space across all domains, including online, and support the efforts of women and feminist human rights defenders and women peacebuilders - including those who are trans, intersex, nonbinary - to defend civic space and eliminate barriers to feminist action, organizing and mobilization in all its diversity.
By 2026, increase the meaningful participation, leadership and decision-making power of girl leaders, and of women and feminist leaders, including those who are trans, intersex, non-binary, through efforts to: (1) Advance gender parity in all aspects of public and economic decision making, including the private sector, civil society, international organizations, political and government institutions including executive and legislative positions; (2) Promote and expand feminist, gender transformative , and inclusive laws and policies.
Dedicate specific, flexible financial, technical, and other resources for adolescent girls and young feminist leaders and their movements and organizations to strengthen them and create safe and inclusive spaces for their meaningful participation in decision-making processes.
Confirmation of readiness to engage in the implementation and monitoring of Action(s) after the Paris Forum, June 2021