Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence calls on all actors to join the 5-year drive to eradicate violence against women and girls
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.
Bold new commitments in support of Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice unveiled on Gender Day at COP26
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.
Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action signatories urge increased participation and protection for women in peace and security and humanitarian 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.
Transformative Generation Equality Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation spotlighted at 9th Annual International Day of the Girl celebration
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.
Generation Equality Commitment Makers unveiled during Action Coalitions Convening at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
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.
UN Women’s incoming Executive Director celebrates the impact of the Generation Equality Forum and affirms its potential to drive transformative progress on the SDGs
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”.
New Mural Elevating Global Aspirations for Gender Equality is Unveiled in New York
1 October 2021, New York – A global collaboration of artists and partners today unveiled the third in a sequence of murals to celebrate global action for gender equality, marking the efforts of the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, which has galvanized over USD 40 billion in commitments to advance women’s and girls’ rights. The mural, located at 200 East 44th street in New York, aims to inspire every generation to accelerate action and progress towards gender equality. The unveiling of the mural will be a closing highlight of the 2021 UN General Assembly (UNGA), acting as a symbol of United Nations leaders’ commitment to gender equality. It has been produced as a partnership of UN Women, Street Art for Mankind (SAM), the City of New York and the Governments of France and Mexico, with support from BNP Paribas.