At a high-level event on International Human Rights Day, 10 December, the Global Alliance for Care called for a human rights perspective to be incorporated across all efforts to transform the global care agenda.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), global leaders endorsed the powerful steps being taken by the Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence to inspire action across all sectors and ignite lasting change.
On 9 November, at the COP26 Gender Day Presidency event, Member States set out bold new steps to ensure climate action is gender-responsive and to improve women’s leadership and meaningful participation in climate action.
On the sidelines of the annual Security Council Open Debate, signatories for the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action urged increased cooperation from the highest levels of policymaking to the grassroots, to ensure full protection and participation for women and girls in conflict and crisis.
On 11 October, The Working Group on Girls, UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF and a diversity of girls from around the world led the annual “Girls Speak Out” International Day of the Girl celebration.
On 29 September, diverse actors convened against the backdrop of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to unveil and celebrate the impressive list of Generation Equality Commitment Makers, who have made over 1,000 commitments to advance gender equality, and to discuss strategies to ensure the robust execution and global accountability of these commitments over the coming five years.
On 21 September, in a conversation with co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates, UN Women’s incoming Executive Director, Dr. Sima Sami Bahous, affirmed the impact, diversity and reach of the Generation Equality Forum, saying it offered “a tremendous opportunity for the whole world to help women rise, and to rise with women as well”.