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The « Generation Equality Forum » action plan to accelerate gender equality by 2026


From June 30 to July 2, 2021, UN Women organized the 2nd phase of the Generation Equality Forum, co-chaired by France and Mexico, after the first phase held from March 29 to 31, 2021. The Forum, which aims to be a Global gathering for Gender Equality, took stock of progress and launched a global action plan to accelerate gender equality by 2026.

To achieve concrete results in terms of gender equality by 2030, the Generation Equality forum is launching a five-year program funded to the tune of 40 billion dollars.

This global acceleration plan consists of “action coalitions” between governments, organizations, feminist groups, which take into account six essential issues that underpin equality between women and men : 

Gender-based violence

Increase the ratification by States and regional actors of conventions and the adoption of policies aimed at putting an end to gender-based violence

Increase funding for prevention strategies

 Strengthen support services for victims of gender-based violence

Increase funding for women’s rights organizations and movements by 50%

Economic justice and economic rights

Invest 3-10% of national income and create up to 80 million decent jobs in care

Reduce the number of working women living in poverty by 17 million by 2026.

Reduce the number of women and girls living in poverty by 85 million

Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights

Increase delivery of comprehensive sexuality education in and out of school, reaching 50 million additional children, adolescents and young people.

Improve the quality of contraceptive services and access to these services for 50 million women

Feminist action for climate justice

Increase the proportion of bilateral climate finance earmarked for gender equality to 88%.

Increase the use of gender- environment statistics for policy making in 20 countries

Technology and innovation for gender equality

Reduce by half the gender digital divide

Increase investment in women’s technology and innovation by 50%.

Double the proportion of women working in technology and innovation.

Femnist movements and leadership

Double the rate of funding from all sectors committed to movements, organisations led by women, girls and feminists.