As world leaders gather for the first ever fully digital #UNGA75, advocates have an equally unprecedented opportunity to bring gender equality messaging, activism, and calls to action to a wider audience than ever before.
With UNGA streaming from the halls of power directly into our homes, Women Deliver is mobilizing a groundswell of voices from around the world. Whether through hosting a recorded, trilingual webinar on compounded crises that is accessible to more people or launching an action-packed microsite that equips advocates with key messages, data points, and graphics so they can better engage with Generation Equality, we're harnessing the power of a global audience to drive progress for gender equality. 

It's time to meet this virtual moment head on. We look forward to you taking big, bold action for girls and women alongside us — this time, online.

Generation Equality Microsite

Women Deliver is excited to announce a new, interactive website intended for policymakers and private sector leaders to learn how they can drive solutions for girls and women by making bigger, bolder contributions to a more gender-equal world. This resource is available in English, Spanish, and French and can be an important tool for advocates around the world.
Microsite Graphic

As you know, COVID-19 is unraveling hard-won progress toward gender equality. The Generation Equality Forum remains a crucial opportunity to protect the progress made following the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and to push further to guarantee the health and rights of all girls and women.

We know that progress toward gender equality is possible because we’ve seen important gains over the last 25 years. We also know that governments and the private sector are key partners in realizing a gender-equal future. This site shows where progress has been made, what gaps remain, and provides seven recommendations to take up now. 
A gender-equal world is healthier, wealthier, and possible. Help us make this case with sample messages and graphics. You can find our social media toolkit on Trello. View Toolkit 

Join Our Humanitarian Webinar

"We Have Always Been Here:"
The Power of Feminist Civil Society Organizations in Addressing Compounded Crises

Wednesday, 30 September
9:00 - 10:30 AM EDT

Interpretation during this virtual event will be available in English, French, and Arabic

➔ Register here

Today, nearly all crises are complex, founded on not just a single armed conflict or natural disaster but the compilation of multiple compounded crises. This has been clear during the COVID‑19 pandemic, which has had a significant impact on girls, women, and marginalized groups already affected by humanitarian emergencies. Local feminist civil society organizations (CSOs) have served as frontline responders during these crises, but still lack the resources and support they need. They have always been there, at the heart of all humanitarian emergencies, and it’s time to shift more power and funding to them.

Join us to hear from feminist CSOs in Lebanon and Bangladesh responding to compounded crises and discuss what a more feminist and localized approach to addressing complex humanitarian situations must look like.


More Events to Watch

18-26 September — Global Week to Act For SDGs: A week for people and organizations everywhere to come together in a joint call to make UNGA75 a turning point for people and the planet, and to use the next ten years to deliver on the SDGs.

22-24 September — SDG Action Zone: A combination of live broadcasts and online sessions providing space for frank debate and meaningful discussion on how to accelerate solutions for the SDGs.

28 September — Accountability Breakfast 2020: A virtual discussion on accountability for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health and rights during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This event hosted by PMNCH, White Ribbon Alliance, and EWEC, features moderated chats and live polling with simultaneous sign language interpretation and French/Spanish translation.

29 September — Re-imagining Manufacturing: Mainstreaming Gender & Inclusion: A conversation on mainstreaming gender and inclusion in the manufacturing sector hosted by ICRW and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

1 October — High-level Meeting to Celebrate the 25th  Anniversary of Beijing Women’s Conference: A one-day virtual meeting for the review and appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action, with a focus on "Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls."
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In case you missed it...

The UN COVID-19 Omnibus Resolution, “Comprehensive and Coordinated Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic,” passed the General Assembly in a plenary meeting on 11 September. You can view it here. Women Deliver worked with partners to ensure that gender equality and girls and women’s health and rights were appropriately recognized in the resolution, and we are pleased that UN Member States affirmed and called for action on many gender dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic — including women’s roles as leaders and decision-makers in the health workforce and communities, growing burdens of unpaid care, increased rates of gender-based violence, and access to health services to maintain sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

Below is a collection of relevant events with links to their recordings:

September 15 – Decolonizing Healthcare: Global Movement for Reproductive Justice: SisterSong Executive Director Monica Simpson and Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar discussed how we can build an even stronger global movement for reproductive justice in order to ensure the health, rights, and liberation of women and girls. Review the conversation on Twitter via #DecolonizingHealthcare.

September 18 – Women of the Diaspora Summit: Hosted by Republic of Costa Rica, the United Nations Population Fund, and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network, the summit was a series of international discussions on gender equality and race discrimination with women of the diaspora.

22 September – Indigenous Midwives: An eminent panel of Indigenous midwives discussed examples of successful policy changes and existing barriers towards improving Indigenous maternity care. Hosted by Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with UNFPA and the International Confederation of Midwives.
22 September – Indigenous Rights & Women’s Leadership are Central to Divestment Strategies: Indigenous women and their allies are demanding that financial institutions adhere to the Paris Climate Agreement, protect the climate, respect the rights of nature, and the rights and lives of Indigenous communities. Hosted by Women's Earth and Climate Action Network.

23 September – Building Back Better. How to Create a Virtuous Circle for the Inclusion of All LGBTI Persons: Hosted by UN LGBTI Core Group, high-level authorities and civil society will address the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) persons and what is being done to work towards inclusion.
23 September – Ratifying the Escazú Agreement: Women for Human Rights and the Defense of Nature: Learn how you can advocate for the ratification and full implementation of this vital piece of legislation to protect land defenders and Mother Earth in Latin American and the Caribbean. Hosted by WECAN.

Get Social with Deliver for Good

We invite you to share The Deliver for Good Campaign's social media graphics and messages throughout UNGA to champion why gender equality is key to advancing all SDGs during the Decade of Action.

This UNGA may look a little different, but together, we can still flex our collective power for change. See you online!

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