Generation Equality Forum
2020 marked more anniversaries of important international agreements than any other year in history:
- 25 years of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing +25),
- 20 years of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325 +20),
- the Agenda 2030 turns 5 years old (Agenda 2030 +5),
- the UN is celebrating its 75th anniversary and UN Women its 10th birthday.
In this special year the campaign Generation Equality: Realizing women's rights for an equal future (opens in a new window) was launched. It was launched by UN Women in cooperation with Mexico and France. The so-called "Action Coalitions" are part of this campaign. In these, the international community commits itself to strengthening its efforts to promote gender equality and the rights of women and girls over the next five years. Each Action Coalition is structured as a multi-actor partnership and pursues specific ambitious goals.
This offers the opportunity to advance the gender-sensitive implementation of the Agenda 2030 and to achieve the targeted gender goals under SDG 5.
The Action Coalitions operate in the following thematic areas:
- Gender-Based Violence
- Economic justice and rights
- Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
4. Feminist action for climate justice
5. Technology and innovation for Gender Equality
6. Feminist movements and leadership
German engagement in the Generation Equality Forum
Germany is part of the lead of the Action Alliance Economic Justice and Rights. Besides Germany, the multi-stakeholder partnership for Action Alliance consists of Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, OECD, UNCDF, the Gates Foundation, Care International, FEMNET, the Huairou Commission, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Women's Working Group on Financing for Development and the youth organisations Anmar Anlar Ular und Manki Maroua. The design of the working methods and the selection of concrete goals and deliverables will be developed over the next few months jointly in the Action Alliance.