During this week's highly anticipated Generation Equality Forum (GEF)
(30 June –2 July), in Paris and on screens around the world, Women Deliver will join advocates, governments, the private sector, civil society, and youth leaders as they move from rhetoric to transformative action for girls and women, in all their intersecting identities, everywhere.

We invite you to read our blog to learn about our six key recommendations to ensure that GEF Paris lives up to its potential of being the landmark moment for gender equality that the world so urgently needs, and that citizens around the world are calling for

We look forward to seeing you virtually, and hope you'll tune in and take action throughout the Forum, including by joining the top 7 events Women Deliver staff, Young Leaders, and partners will participate in, and by following us on Twitter for live coverage throughout the Forum.


Our Top 7 Events: Tune In and Take Action

Listening to Feminist Movements: Accountability for Gender Equality
Tuesday, June 29 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET

Feminist movements have long had their fingers on the pulse of gender equality policy and norm change, and a deep understanding of the challenges that diverse constituencies of girls and women face. Join Equal Measures 2030, ARROW, Equality Fund, and Global Fund for Women for an interactive discussion on the role that feminist movements can play in driving accountability for the commitments launched at GEF Paris. 
Generation Equality Forum Paris Official Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, June 30 | 9:00 AM-12:30 PM ET

Join UN Women and the Governments of France and Mexico as they launch a 5-year journey to drive bold investments, programs, and policies to advance global gender equality.
Hosted on the Official GEF Platform in Room Bastille
Building a Feminist Health Sector in Response to COVID-19 
Thursday, July 1 | 3:00 AM-3:45 AM ET

The gendered fault lines in the health sector have been glaringly exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While women’s movements have transformed policy in other sectors, technical biases and professional hierarchies continue to stifle women and young people’s voices. Join the Gender & Health Hub for a strategic discussion on how to galvanize diverse stakeholders toward a feminist transformation of the health sector.
Hosted on the Official GEF Platform in Room Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Launch of the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative
Thursday, July 1 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM ET

Join the official launch of the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative (GEHCWI), a partnership between the Government of France, the World Health Organization, and Women in Global Health. The initiative aims to increase visibility, dialogue, and commitments to action on gender equity and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Hosted on the Official GEF Platform in Room Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Adolescents Lead the Dialogue on Accountability for Gender Equality
Thursday, July 1 | 12:20 PM-1:05 PM ET

Meaningful youth engagement and co-leadership must be met with implementation measures, investments, and accountability. Join the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) for a multigenerational dialogue led by adolescent advocates toward ensuring that all GEF Paris accountability frameworks center adolescent girls’ lived experience, voice, and agency. 
Hosted on the Official GEF Platform in Room Belleville
Launch of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Bodily Autonomy Action Coalition
Friday, July 2 | 7:30 AM-9:30 AM ET

Join Action Coalition co-leads and partners as they announce commitments for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights and bodily autonomy for all girls and women, including around increasing access to contraceptive services, safe and legal abortion, and comprehensive sexuality education.
Hosted on the Official GEF Platform in Room Bastille
WEE Care: Building a Gender-Equitable Economy 
Friday, July 2 | 9:20 AM-10:20 AM ET

Join the National Institute of Women in Mexico (INMUJERES) and UN Women for the launch of the Global Alliance for Care, a global initiative to address the disproportionate burden care has on girls and women. The Initiative seeks to reduce inequalities and promote a cultural transformation by guaranteeing the recognition, reduction, remuneration, and redistribution of domestic and care work among every co-responsible actor.
Hosted on the Official GEF Platform in Room Montmartre
Please note that the event information above is subject to change. To explore all of the events taking place during the Forum, and to verify times, please visit
 the Official Event Program.

Listen In: A Conversation on the Action Coalition on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 

This week, our interim President/CEO, Kathleen Sherwin, sat down with Mónica Ferro, Director of UNFPA's Geneva Office and Pauline Mukanza, Project Officer at the International Gender Champions Secretariat, to talk about why sexual and reproductive health and rights are integral to all of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions and to the achievement of gender equality. 
>> We invite you to listen to the podcast to hear the full conversation. 
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