Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

I am Generation Equality: Captain Zoya Sapra Aggarwal, pilot and gender equality advocate. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Krishna Sodha, Physicist and Social Worker. Learn more
Umama Zillur, Bangladeshi feminist activist and researcher. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Bushra Abdullah, Pakistani embroidery worker and advocate for people with disabilities. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Nazia Zebin, Bangladeshi activist for rights of women and empowerment of youths. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Sasindu Bibile, Sri Lankan social entrepreneur and gender equality activist. Learn more
Hear from Generation Equality Action Coalition leaders on why their organizations are making commitments, and what they are looking forward to at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. Learn more
Generation Equality Forum: Asia-Pacific Regional Journey. Learn more
Join the #ActForEqual campaign to take action and drive commitments towards the Generation Equality Forum, starting in Mexico from 29 – 31 March. Learn more
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The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 (Beijing Platform for Action) is the most visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. Developed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China—known as the largest-ever gathering of gender equality advocates—the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted by 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold action in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child.

The Opening Session of the Generation Equality Forum - Paris 2021
[Recorded LIVE/English Audio] The Generation Equality Forum (June 30 – July 2) is a major global inflection point for gender equality. Find out more.
The Forum in Paris took place between 30 June - 2 July 2021. Some voices from the Asia-Pacific region captured during the Paris Forum. Find out more.


An online space for young activists from across Asia and the Pacific to raise their ideas, concerns and expectations in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment.


The challenge aims at raising awareness, sparking conversations and inviting people from all genders, nationalities and backgrounds to join us and what makes them Generation Equality.


The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, in partnership with civil society and youth.

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What happens when you bring together more than a hundred bright young professionals from twenty-nine countries across disciplines ranging from design, psychology, international development, to tackle the issue of violence against women over two weeks?

Portraits of UN Women's Beijing +25 Youth Task Force

The year 2020 will mark several important milestones for gender equality and sustainable development, including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, one of the most comprehensive blueprints for women’s rights worldwide. UN Women is determined to make sure that young people are in the driving seat of these galvanizing moments and contribute to all stages of the global review process.

In Viet Nam, gender inequality is more severe in ethnic minority groups than in the majority Kinh ethnic group. Photo: UN Women/Bui Duc Viet

The Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women held a consultation workshop in support of Viet Nam’s review of the report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and invited ethnic minorities to share their perspective. The Beijing Platform for Action is one of the world’s most comprehensive documents on women’s rights and empowerment. The workshop was funded by Irish Aid Viet Nam.

Photo: UN Women Viet Nam/Pham Phuong Anh

[Call for submissions] The Beijing+25 Asia-Pacific Youth Blog will be hosted on the UN Women Asia-Pacific website and will accept submissions from young people aged 14 to 30 years from any country in the region. The year 2020 will also mark the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and the 10th anniversary of the creation of UN Women. To apply, please read the submission guidelines here.

Generation Equality begins now

The year 2020 will be a confluence of anniversaries including the 25 th anniversary of the Beijing Conference and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), the five-year review of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 20 th anniversary of the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 10 th anniversary of the creation of UN Women. As we take stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Small actions with big impact for Generation Equality
Small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

Join us, as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions. See more

Generation Equality campaign toolkit

Generation Equality campaign toolkit

The Generation Equality campaign logo may be used by individuals, NGOs and other entities for any promotional activities aimed at increasing awareness of the Generation Equality campaign. See more