to the Generation Equality Campaign

Recap of XOESE's Session at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris

On June 29, 2021, we hosted a countdown event for the Generation Equality Forum. This event, I AM COMMITTED ! to Generation Equality !, serves as a culmination of the first phase of our campaign mission.

Read the article by clicking the button below to learn more about the goals, stakeholders, speakers, commitments mobilized by national coalitions, and to access the session recording.

Listen to the new song of the JE M’ENGAGE campaign !

Celebrate your commitment!

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 publicize the Forum, increase real financial support for these initiatives, and improve the lives of women and girls around the world.


In 2021, for the first time in 26 years, a world conference on women’s rights is being held: the Generation Equality Forum (GEF). The forum kicked off in Mexico City in March and will finish in Paris in June of 2021. 

For the success of this major event and to help advance equality and women’s rights, XOESE, the Francophone Women’s Fund has launched the JE M’ENGAGE! campaign alongside the Fund for Congolese Women.

The goal of this campaign is to mobilize local actors in Francophone Africa and Haiti so that they make concrete commitments to support the Forum’s new six Action Coalitions, alongside the Compact for Women, Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action. These initiatives will work to catalyze collective action, new conversations locally and globally, increase public and private investment, as well as to delivering measurable and real impact.

Through this page, you will be able find resources for everything else you would like to know about our new campaign JE M’ENGAGE! and our efforts to facilitate Francophone engagement in the Gender Equality Forum. 

The Generation Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a global gathering focused on gender equality, organized by UN Women in partnership with the governments of France and Mexico and civil societies. The forum kicked off in Mexico City from March 29th to 31st, and it will wrap up in Paris in a couple weeks, from June 30th to July 2nd, 2021. 

The GEF is the first world conference on women in 26 years, as the last was in Beijing in 1995. The last conference in Beijing marked an important turning point in the global gender equality agenda, with the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Despite the commitments made in Beijing to ameliorate problems of gender inequality, as well as the progress made during the last 26 years, still no single country can claim today to have achieved equality between women and men.

To mitigate and solve the seemingly perpetual problem of gender inequality, the GEF will serve as a space for public and private actors across the globe to take account of the progress that has been made and discuss policies that will accelerate progress. The GEF will ultimately lead to the development of a  program that outlines concrete goals that aim to achieve gender equality by 2030.

At the heart of this commemoration is the multigenerational awareness campaign launched by UN Women: “Generation Equality: For Women’s Rights and an Equal Future”. To meet the goal of empowering women, the involvement of actors of all ages, genders, and sectors is a necessity. 

Currently, the engagement of Francophone actors in this process is insufficient. This is why XOESE and its partners have decided to launch the JE M’ENGAGE!

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Campaign Launch: JE M’ENGAGE!

On May 12, 2021, XOESE and the Congolese Women’s Fund launched the JE M’ENGAGE! Campaign during a Zoom meeting with their partners. 

Update on the JE M’ENGAGE Campaign

National Advocacy Groups

Since the launch of the campaign on May 12, 2021, 12 national advocacy groups have been formed to carry out actions in their respective countries (Benin, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Haiti, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Burundi, Mali).

Tool kit

To facilitate the work of the national advocacy groups, the campaign coordination team made available a toolkit containing various materials such as sample letters, posters and stickers. For direct access to the tool kit, click on the toolkit image below! (when you open the toolkit in your web browser, you will be able to click on the hyperlinks to download the campaign materials).

How to Participate in the Generation Equality Forum

Deadline: Sunday June 27 at midnight Paris time

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