May 14, 2023

CSW65: Adolescent Girls Dialogue on Feminist Movements, Leadership and Accountability in Generation Equality

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On 18 March 2021, AGIP held a virtual event on the margins of the 65th Commission on the Status of Women. Click here to view the event recording:

The Beijing+25 process and the Generation Equality Forum presents the most significant opportunity to accelerate global action for women’s and girls’ rights and to move closer to achieving the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals. We are now at a crucial stage in the Generation Equality timeline with the recent announcement of the draft actions within each of the 6 Action Coalitions ahead of the Mexico Forum end of this month. Now is the time to reinforce adolescent girls and youth co-ownership and leadership of Generation Equality commitments, implementation and accountability processes. The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP), in collaboration with the Generation Equality Youth Taskforce (GE YTF), has been actively engaged in Generation Equality which aims to realise women and adolescent girls rights for an equal future.  

Join the Generation Equality Youth Taskforce and the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) for a multigenerational dialogue that applies an accountability lends to adolescent girl’s engagement in Generation Equality, and shares good practise examples of youth and adolescent girls co-leadership and co-ownership of Generation Equality.

This side event featured a multi-generational dialogue that constructively builds on the previous engagements, specifically the Feminist Movements and Leadership AC, and practically applies an accountability lens to engagement with adolescent girls. It brought all critical stakeholders in the virtual space moderated by the adolescent girls and young people to ensure accountability to their input into the development of the AC blueprints, and share suggestions and best practices on their meaningful participation and leadership in GE.  

The virtual event featured girl advocates from the Africa, Asia and Latin America sharing their priorities on the Action Coalitions (AC) and Generation Equality, and posing questions to AC leaders. It was opened and moderated by Pippa Gardner, a member of the GE Youth Taskforce. 

Generation Equality Leadership Speakers: 

  • The Honorable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, Canada  
  • Ms Ulrika Grandin, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden 
  • Dr. Patricia Kaliati, Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Malawi
  • Amb. Yanerit Morgan, Secretary General, Generation Equality Forum (Mexico)
Creative graphic illustration and capturing of the dialogue discussion and interaction in English, Spanish and French by Medhavini @vidushi, Evelyn  @ekgportfolio, and Raquel  @raquelcronopia