As we enter 2020 and another year with a big focus on gender equality, we also enter what I will call the decade of activism, advocacy, and action. We need it to counter the spike we see in populism, conservatism, and pushback on women’s rights.
We want to see the above four themes manifest and grow, instead of being passing trends. We want more mass mobilization for gender equality and against sexism and misogyny. We want more organizations and sectors working together, and we want to see bigger, bolder commitments and investments in girls, women, and gender equality—everywhere.
So, my ask to you is to use a bit of the upcoming holidays to consider how you will use and share your individual and institutional power to advance gender equality in 2020—at home, at work, and in the society at large.
Until then, onward and upward. Together.
And cheers to a great New Year!