The Generation Equality Forum is part of a series of World Conferences on Women organized by the United Nations since 1975. The Generation Equality Forum is a landmark global initiative, driving commitments that embed gender equality as a central component of Building Back Equal from COVID-19 and fuel significant and lasting change for generations to come. The Generation equality Forum will be held in Paris from June 30 – July 2, 2021h Generation Equality Forum, which will be held in Paris from June 30 to July 2
The Generation Equality Action Coalitions are the world’s roadmap for gender equality. These innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships are focused on the most intractable barriers to equality— from violence, to climate change, and economic systems that leave women and girls behind. They also identify actions that, if implemented and fully funded, can lead to lasting and transformative change and help to ensure that women, girls, and gender diverse people everywhere can fully enjoy their human rights.
To achieve this ambition, a Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality will be launched in Paris, which will include actions developed by the champions of the six Action Coalitions to be implemented by 2026. Commitment Makers will also join this Global Plan. These commitments will be monitored through an annual accountability mechanism.
Objectives of the Paris Forum:
The aim of the Generation Equality forum is to bring together all stakeholders committed to gender equality in order to review progress and make concrete, specific and ambitious commitments to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the next five years, at a time when the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated gender inequalities and as we are entering the last decade for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Governments ▪ Women’s and feminist organizations, movements, and Civil Society actors ▪ Youth-led organizations ▪ Private sector entities ▪ Philanthropic organizations ▪ UN agencies and other international or regional organizations (including Multilateral Development Banks) ▪ Other institutions (including Universities, research centers, professional organizations, Media, knowledge focused organizations, regional and local governments, Cultural and /or faith-based organizations or institutions, etc) were all encourage to app;y as a Action Coalitions Leaders and Commitment Makers. Commitments
The Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions are the world’s roadmap for gender equality. These innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships are focused on the most critical areas in gender equality to achieve concrete change for women and girls worldwide. They will:
-Catalyze collective Action
-Spark local and global conversations among generations
-Drive increased public & private investment
-Deliver concrete, game-changing results
Bright Light Projects was selected as one of the Actions Commitment makers to submit it’s five year GBV Commitment plan which will be showcased during the Generation Equality Paris Forum as part of a Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality on key areas that matter to women’s and girls’ lives.
Gender Based violence Economic Justice & Rights Feminist Action for Climate Change Bodily Autonomy and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) Feminist Movements & Leadership Technology & Innovation for Gender Equality
Girls Shall Rise is a flagship program by Bright Light Projects with focus on providing educational support, skills training and advocacy for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) specifically violence against women and children,
Commercial Sex workers, and other vulnerable girls and women. GSR has achieved major milestones in transforming the lives of women and young girls in local communities in Sierra Leone. This is an opportunity for BLP to showcase it’s model on GBV advocacy, policies and programs and impact in line with any National GBV guidelines during the Generation Equality Forum scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2021 in Paris.