At the occasion of the CSW65, UCLG will convene Local and Regional Governments’ Days to enable discussions and exchanges on the key role of the international municipalist movement to promote and achieve gender equality in all parts of the world. In collaboration with international organizations, civil society representatives, UCLG will organize a series of thematic sessions that illustrate the multi-dimensional impact of local feminist leadership to attain a just, sustainable and resilient world.
Towards Generation Equality – Local Feminist Leadership: Business of Women and Men Alike
22 March – 15h-17h CET
We Include: The pathway to Generation Equality cannot fall solely on the shoulders of women, it is a shared responsibility to generate gender-sensitive and gender-responsive institutions, which seek additional parity by supporting and promoting female and feminist leadership and decision-making.
26 years since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action and we are still far away from the desired levels of equality. The representation of women and girls in politics and public spaces remains unacceptably low, including in cities and regions. Towards the Generation Equality Forums, in Mexico City (27-31 March) and in Paris (June), it is fundamental to recognize the local sphere of government as the cradle of feminist leadership, a unique front to multiply the engagement of women and girls, and towards an inclusive city model. The constituency of local and regional governments will be instrumental to the realization of the Generation Equality action agenda.