Today, on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), we the leaders and commitment makers to the Generation Equality Action Coalitions on Gender-Based Violence and Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) take a strong stance against FGM, an ongoing human rights violation and a form of gender-based violence.
Gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls in digital contexts is not a new phenomenon – but it has rapidly escalated in the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic as women’s lives shifted online for work, education, access to services and social activities. Studies reveal a global prevalence of online and TF-GBV ranging from 16 to 58 percent, emphasizing the urgent need for comprehensive interventions.
“The Accountability Report is a tool by which Generation Equality’s stakeholders are enthusiastically held to account for the commitments they have made.” UN Women Executive Director, Sima Bahous.
These statements were made during COP28 by Commitment Makers from the Generation Equality Feminist Action for Climate Justice (FACJ) Action Coalition.
From 28 to 30 June 2023, Mexico City hosted the "Global Grassroots Women Community Caregivers' Summit," which brought together 74 women leaders of active caregiver organizations and domestic workers from 24 countries. The Summit was convened by the Huairou Commission, the National Institute of Women of the Government of Mexico (Inmujeres), UN Women and the Global Alliance for Care, in collaboration with caregiver groups from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America, and the Caribbean.
It’s Gender Equality Day at COP28. Reducing the justice gap for women and girls in all their diversity is fundamental to ensuring inclusive, equitable and effective responses to the climate crisis.
Around 80 government representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, alongside leading private sector organizations, civil society organizations, academia representatives, and youth activists gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on November 15 to review progress and bolster existing commitments under UN Women’s global Generation Equality initiative.