In 2021, for the first time in 26 years, a world conference on women’s rights is being held: the Generation Equality Forum. It kicked off in Mexico City in March and will culminate in Paris in June 2021.
To contribute to the success of this major event and to advance equality and women’s rights, XOESE, the Francophone Women’s Fund and the Congolese Women’s Fund launched the campaign JE M’ENGAGE!
The goal of this campaign is to mobilize local actors in Francophone Africa and Haiti to make concrete commitments in support of the six Coalitions of Action and the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Facility to be launched during the Paris Forum.
On this page, you will find everything you need to know about our campaign, I COMMIT!
The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a global gathering for equality between women and men, organized by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, in partnership with civil society. It kicked off in Mexico City from March 29 to 31. The Forum will culminate in Paris from June 30 to July 2, 2021.
The GEF marks the 26th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. The Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, marked an important turning point in the global agenda for gender equality with the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Despite the commitments made in Beijing, and the progress made since, no country can claim to have achieved equality between women and men today.
The GEF will therefore take stock of progress made and accelerate progress by developing an agenda of concrete actions to achieve gender equality by 2030.
At the heart of this commemoration is the multi-generational advocacy campaign launched by UN Women: “Generation Equality: For Women’s Rights and an Equal Future”. To meet the challenge of women’s empowerment, actors of all ages, genders and sectors must be involved.
Currently, the commitment of Francophone actors in this process is insufficient. This is why XOESE and its partners have decided to launch the JE M’ENGAGE!
XOESE Fund and its partners launched the I’m Committed! campaign on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 14:00 GMT to 16:00 on ZOOM
The purpose of this campaign was to mobilize the commitment of local actors in Francophone Africa and Haiti (technical and financial partners, private sector, ministries, local and religious authorities…) for the Equality Generation to ensure that they would actively participate and contribute – including financially – to the actions and initiatives of the Coalitions of Action and the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Facility that were launched during the Paris Forum.
During this meeting, we shared information about the Campaign and encouraged participants to form advocacy and lobbying groups that took on the coordination of activities that were carried out in each country.
Official song of the I Pledge campaign
Sing our commitment!
- Together for Generation Equality
- The right to justice and freedom
- For gender equality, I’m committed!
This song celebrates the work of those who are committed to the goals and initiatives of the Generation Equality Forum. Thank you to all of our partners and national advocacy groups who have joined us in this effort to help raise awareness of the Forum, increase real financial support for these initiatives and improve the lives of women and girls around the world.
National Advocacy Groups
- Burkina Faso,
- Ivory Coast
- Democratic Republic of Congo
The office teams of the other countries are still being created.
To facilitate the work of the advocacy groups, the campaign coordination team is providing a toolkit containing:
- Presentation of the I COMMIT! campaign
- List of different targets and types of commitments
- Why get involved?
- Pledge cards
- Social networks
- Invitation letter
Countdown Event Recap : XOESE’s Session at the Generation Equality Forum
On June 29, 2021, we held a session as a countdown event to the Generation Equality Forum. This event, I Commit to Generation Equality! serves as the culmination of the first phase of our campaign mission.
Read the article by clicking the button below to learn more about the objectives, speakers, mobilizations/commitments mobilized by the national coalitions, and to access the session recording and more.