At a critical juncture when the COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities and the disproportionate impact of crisis on women and girls, the Generation Equality Forum provides an actionable framework to make progress and revert pushbacks to gender equality.
At the occasion of the Forum in Paris, UCLG facilitated the Local and Regional Governments Day on July 1st, convening the voice of local feminist leaders and their commitments to attain gender equality through inclusive cities and territories.
The Generation Equality Forum is a civil-society centered, global gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society.
The session of Local and Regional Governments in the framework of the Generation Equality Forum “Cities and territories at the forefront of inclusive recovery: Taking stock 25 years after Beijing” addressed how the feminist movement has evolved and the next steps to ensure full inclusion of women
The session was organised in the framework of the NGO CSW Forum on Tuesday 23 March 2021 and gathered women local representatives from different regions of the world and civil society partners.
The opening session of the Local and Regional Governments’ Days addressed the importance of local feminist leadership, and of women’s participation in public life and in decision-making.
The Generation Equality Forum is a civil-society centered, global gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France.
The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, Metropolis, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and Cities Alliance are raising awareness on the need to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) in urban spaces.