30 June 2021

Today marks the beginning of the Generation Equality Forum, organized by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico. This is a historic moment that follows the last World Conference on Women held in 1995 in Beijing, which resulted in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary program on girls' and women's rights.

It is time to act and the RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation supports the concrete and ambitious actions that will be launched in the framework of the Generation Equality Forum.



We invite you to follow this Forum, which takes place between June 30 and July 2, in real time:

>> The opening ceremony takes place today from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Paris time. A highlight of the Forum, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, will welcome prestigious guests such as Mexican President Manuel López Obrador, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris; and women’s rights advocate Hillary Clinton. You can watch it directly from the UN Web TV here.

>> Throughout the three days, you will have the opportunity to listen to personalities such as: Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank; Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina; Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Kaïs Saïed, President of Tunisia…

>> The RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation is involved on four key topics. Here is our selection of events that we recommend you to follow:

Women’s rights and the fight against violence against women : 

  • June 30 10:40-11:25 AM : Engagement of the Private sector to prevent and address Gender-Based Violence
  • July 1 01:30-03:30 AM : Launch of the Coalition of Action “Gender-Based Violence”
  • July 2 09:00-09:45 AM : Feminist responses to the rise of gender-based violence in the global south during the Covid-19 crisis
  • July 2 10:10-11:10 AM : The feminist education and political organisation of young migrant women

Education & Social Action

  • July 1 01h40-02h25 PM : Girls’ education: a critical pathway to Gender Equality
  • July 2 10:00-10:45 AM : Where is the money for girls? Resourcing girls’

Formation & Professional integration

  • July 1 5:00-7:00 PM: Launch of the “Economic Justice and Rights” Action Coalition
  • July 2 09:00-09:45 AM :  The impact of Covid-19 on women in the informal economy
  • July 2 03:20-04:20 PM : WEE Care: Building a Gender Equitable Economy
  • July 2 05h30-06h30 PM : The Private Sector Showcase for Gender Equality

Strengthening the role of women in environmental protection

  • July 1 10:10-10:55 AM: Women and Climate Action in the Sahel: Promising Approaches and Way Forward
  • July 1 12:30-01:15 PM: Youth voices on climate change, sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • July 1, 05:10-05:55 PM: National Women’s Machineries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the face of climate change
  • July 2 03:30-05:30 PM: Launch of the Action Coalition “Feminist Action for Climate Justice”

For more information, the Forum program can be accessed here. To attend the events, log on to the platform by clicking here.

The RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation team thank you for your commitment!

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