The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) was held in 2021 in Mexico and Paris. It launched a 5-year journey to achieve gender equality, with actions and commitments on various thematic areas, including US $40 billion in financial commitments. AGIP selected GEF as a key global policy and advocacy platform to ensure that adolescent girls and youth leaders can come together to say how they would like to be engaged in the process.
In doing the work shared below, AGIP has ensured to evolve in our practices to meaningfully include adolescent girls. The first spaces created for youth participation were designed to be ‘consultations’. Together with adolescent girls and youth leaders we created a strategic plan for their meaningful engagement in GEF. AGIP then progressed to hosting intergenerational dialogues where adolescent girls and youth leaders could directly engage with leaders of the GEF process, such as UN Women and Action Coalition leaders. Ultimately, we moved to co-creating, co-designing, and co-facilitating our dialogues and events with adolescent girls and youth leaders: starting much further in advance to enable sufficient time and support for networking and capacity strengthening.