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Date: 29.3.2021
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Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Gender Equality founded

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Generation Equality Forum members committed to strengthen gender equality

The Generation Equality Forum, a global platform aimed at advancing gender equality, celebrated its kick-off in March. Six new multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) are contributing with action plans.

The Generation Equality Forum is a global, intergenerational campaign for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. The Forum aims to initiate a series of actions to make progress towards gender equality.

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing gender inequalities. Violence against women has increased. Negative economic impacts, caused both by increased unpaid care work and by the fact that women work in insecure, low-paid and informal jobs, have been amplified. The Generation Equality Forum is, therefore, taking advantage of this decisive moment to counteract the crisis.

To date, six Action Coalitions have been established, all organized as MSPs. Governments, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector engage in the Action Coalitions and address various issues, including gender-based violence, feminist action for climate justice, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The German government is involved in the Action Coalition for Economic Justice and Rights. The goal is to catalyze collective action, spark global and local intergenerational conversations, make investments, and thereby achieve sustainable outcomes for girls and women.

From June 30 to July 2, the Generation Equality Forum will take place in Paris to agree on commitments to achieve gender equality among Action Coalition stakeholders and other interested parties.