DRIVING CHANGE

THROUGH ACTION COALITIONS AND COMMITMENTS

The Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions are the world’s roadmap for gender equality. These innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships are focused on the most critical areas in gender equality to achieve concrete change for women and girls worldwide. They will:

Catalyze collective action

Catalyze collective action

Spark global and local conversations among generations

Spark global and local conversations among generations

Drive increased public & private investment

Drive increased public & private investment

Deliver concrete, game-changing results

Deliver concrete, game-changing results


DELIVERING CONCRETE RESULTS IN SIX THEMATIC AREAS

Each Action Coalition has identified a limited set of concrete Actions viewed as the most catalytic to catapult progress on gender equality. These actions—if implemented and fully funded—can lead to lasting and transformative change.

You can see an overview of the Actions associated with each Action Coalition here.

Gender-Based Violence

Gender-Based Violence

Economic Justice & Rights

Economic Justice & Rights

Feminist Action for Climate Justice

Feminist Action for Climate Justice

Bodily Autonomy and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR)

Bodily Autonomy and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR)

Feminist Movements & Leadership

Feminist Movements & Leadership

Technology & Innovation for Gender Equality

Technology & Innovation for Gender Equality

REVIEWING THE GLOBAL ACCELERATION PLAN IS IMPORTANT CONTEXT TO INFORM YOUR COMMITMENT.

The Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality is a transformative roadmap designed by the Action Coalition leaders to advance concrete results in the six Action Coalition themes over five years.

This Plan is poised to accelerate concrete progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Download the GAP

WHAT MAKES A STRONG
COMMITMENT

A STRONG COMMITMENT IS DEFINED BY FIVE CRITERIA:

1

POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT

A strong commitment aims to achieve significant, transformative change. This transformative change is expected to impact women and girls' lives, as well as within an organization, government, company's internal structure.

2

FUNDING

A strong commitment is resourced by new and scaled funds (clearly expressed and integrated into budgets).

3

LEVEL OF ENDORSEMENT

A strong commitment is endorsed at the highest level (including high-level representation in Paris).

4

COLLECTIVE NATURE

A strong commitment should ideally be collectively designed and implemented by multiple stakeholders together. You can learn about who the Action Coalition leaders are here. [French, Spanish]

5

S.M.A.R.T.

A strong commitment is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound.

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All commitments should affirm to be part of a transformative feminist process of co-creation and joint accountability.

TYPES OF COMMITMENTS

COMMITMENTS CAN BE COMPRISED OF:

FINANCIAL

to support the realization of an action to advance gender equality results.

ADVOCACY

to amplify and mobilize support for transformative change to achieve the goals of the Action Coalition.

POLICY

to demonstrate how an action can be translated to concrete policy change in the context of a government, company, or organization.

PROGRAMMATIC

to deliver programs, services, research or other actions, with a focus on scale.

To support and inspire the development of your strong Commitments, an 'Action Coalitions Commitments Handbook' has been developed by the Action Coalition leaders.

You can check the catalytic commitments announced at the Paris Generation Equality Forum at the ACTION COALITIONS COMMITMENTS DASHBOARD here.

TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS

Intersectionality, feminist leadership, and transformation are principles that underpin how the Action Coalitions operate and what they aspire to achieve. All Action Coalition Leaders and Commitment Makers are encouraged to reflect how their work can: meaningfully counter the multiple forms of discrimination that many people face based upon their gender and other factors; redistribute power to groups that have been traditionally marginalized and excluded; and contribute towards changing systems, structures and our own ways of working in order to foster justice and equality. This includes co-creating strategies, programs, laws, and policies with the people who will be most affected by them and ensuring that all partners in this process have equal power to influence its outcomes.