The Generation Equality Forum in Paris will take place from 30 June – 2 July. Attended by Heads of State, the Paris Forum will convene Governments, international organizations, civil society, youth, the private sector and activists from the entire world to make concrete, ambitious and sustainable commitments towards achieving gender equality. The Forum will also galvanize a multi-stakeholder ecosystem to advance gender equality to ensure sustainability and accountability.
Over three days, the Forum will be virtual and will be composed of diverse, inclusive and inter-generational events. Forty (40) slots have been allocated for an open and global call for submissions for organizations to propose their unique sessions that will bring diversity, novelty, and foster interest and interaction at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. The call for submissions is available here
(applications must be submitted by May 4, 2021), and more information can be found at this website
The work of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris aligns to the priority given by France towards equality between women and men, as an important cause carried by the current presidential mandate. France has adopted a feminist-oriented diplomacy approach based on its 2018–2022 International Strategy for Gender Equality. This has already been given concrete expression during the French presidency of the G7 through several multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Biarritz Partnership which galvanizes members to adopt and implement progressive legislative frameworks for gender equality.
The Generation Equality Campaign demands:
1) Equal pay
2) Equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work
3) An end to sexual harassment
4) All forms of violence against women and girls
5) Health-care services that respond to the needs of women and girls
6) And their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life