Young feminist voices and civil society leadership were elevated throughout every step of the 2021 Generation Equality Forum’s design processes and advisory mechanisms. In order to ensure that this innovative partnership model is sustained and promoted throughout the Generation Equality journey ahead, a Multi-Stakeholder Leadership Group has been established.
In July 2021, the Generation Equality Forum mobilized high-impact commitments, made around the world by Governments, international organizations, feminist and youth-led organizations, private sector, and philanthropies to accelerate actions for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
As part of the collective work of the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights, the 17 entities leading the work (the ‘Leadership Structure’) co-developed Blueprints on four prioritized Action Areas. Each Blueprint lays out a rationale, presents important data and statistics and defines a powerful vision for success, as well as proposed strategies and tactics that are grounded in collaborative action through bold and, as much as possible, collective stakeholder commitments.
On 29 November, the Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership, together with UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, held their first official commemoration of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day to centre the voices and experiences of women human rights defenders and call on the international community to provide them necessary public, political and financial support and protection.
On 27 September, at a high-level event on the occasion of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Alliance for Care promoted the co-responsibility of all sectors for the creation of comprehensive care systems that allow universal access to quality care to all who need it while protecting the labour rights of those who provide it.
On 23 September, leaders and allies gathered at the first Generation Equality Accountability Moment to reflect on one year of progress and reaffirm accountability and transparency as the cornerstones for Generation Equality success.