Beginning on 21st July, street artist Alice Pasquini is painting a #GenerationEqualityMural on Leather Lane EC1, home to the famous street market that brings together diverse cultures and backgrounds. The Mural marks the first year of implementation of the Generation Equality initiative’s Global Acceleration Plan, which, amongst other things, calls for equality for women in pay, an end to violence against women and girls, and health-care services that respond to their needs, which was launched during the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City and Paris last year.
Speakers at the Generation Equality side event at the High-Level Political Forum called for intensified engagement in the Generation Equality initiative, the global multistakeholder partnerships model driving acceleration and accountability for gender equality.
One year ago, the Generation Equality Forum brought together leaders from governments, civil society, youth and the private sector to take bold global action on gender equality, marking the start of an ambitious 5-year journey convened by UN Women.
The Generation Equality localization workshop held on June, 2 co-created and convened by adolescent girl leaders and UN Women, brought together over 32 young activists to discuss actions that can advance gender equality in their communities. The workshop was an opportunity for young activists to share how they have leveraged their experiences during the Generation Equality Forum to localize activities in their communities.
Applications are now open to Action Coalition Leaders, Commitment Makers, and Compact Signatories who want to be part of the Generation Equality Multi-Stakeholder Leadership Group.
The voices of indigenous women and girls from Latin America and the Caribbean met in Mexico to put at the center of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) a recommendation to rectify the historical discrimination, violence and violation of indigenous women's rights.
As conflicts rage across the globe including in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Tigray, participants at an event hosted by the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA) Compact, highlighted the urgent need to strengthen peacebuilding and humanitarian work through increased engagement with young leaders.