Generation Equality2021-07-21T12:41:05+05:30

The Generation Equality Forum is a civil-society centred, global gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France.

Over 25 years after the landmark Beijing Women’s Conference public rhetoric on gender equality has not been matched by action and implementation. Not a single country today can claim to have achieved gender equality.

The Forum, therefore, represents a key moment for gender equality advocates from every sector of society – governments, civil society, private sector, entrepreneurs, trade unions, artists, academia and social influencers – to drive urgent action and accountability for gender equality.


  1. There are only 21 countries with women Heads of State and/or Heads of Government.
  2. More than 3/4 of the seats in parliaments are still held by men.
  3. 6.6% of CEOs are women.
  4. Only 57 of the 900 winners of a Nobel Prize are women.
  5. Until 2020, Kathryn Bigelow was the only woman to have won the Best Director Award in the 92-years history of the Oscars. Jane Campion was the only female director to win the Palme d’Or in the Cannes Film Festival’s 72-year history. Good news in 2021: Chloe Zhao became the first woman of colour to win the Oscar for Best Director for Nomadland, while Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or for her film Titane.
  6. Only 24% of the persons heard, read about or seen in Newspaper, Radio & Television news are women. Source: Women’s representation in society, UN Women.
  7. At the slow speed experienced over the period 2006–2020, it will take 257 years to close the Economic Participation and Opportunity gap. And it will take 94.5 years to close the gender gap in the Political Empowerment area. Source: World Economic Forum – Global Gender Gap Report 2020.

Since 2006 the Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring the extent of gender-based gaps among four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment)

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Generation Equality Forum Paris / 30 June – 2 July 2021

Recent Events

Women in Science

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - June 21 @ 8:30 pm


June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The feminist icon

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Thank you for joining the Equality Movement. You have been the voice for Equality through the slogans you have contributed. Over 700 slogans were received for the slogan contest in many different languages. Let us be the wake-up call the world needs. Let us be the voice of Generation Equality.
Check out the top favourites slogans here!

Click on the images below to know more about the initiatives and events:


Woman dances in the world-city

An augmented reality journey arises from the destruction of the rocks in Hyderabad. This exhibition will narrate the singular journey of an urban artist who belonged to the 'Free Figuration' movement in Paris during the 1980's and in Hyderabad during the 2000's and 2010's.


Movies by women

From 8 February to 8 March, you can find a selection of FOUR films made by women directors.



Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir draws the journey of a young Iranian girl who comes to political awareness during the Iranian revolution and in exile. Marjane Satrapi directed the animated film of the same name. In 2021, the movie will be screened in India and the novel translated into Hindi. In partnership with Vani Prakashan, L’Association


Très Court International Film Festival

The Très Court International Film Festival is an annual celebration of (very) short films which takes place simultaneously in several cities around the world. The goal is to present the très court format i.e. films of any genre (fiction, animation, documentary, music video, video blog etc.) which are less than 4 minutes long. 2021 marks the 23rd Edition of the festival!


Seriously Artistic

Within the framework of Generation Equality Forum and the France-India Year of Environment 2021, the French Institute in India has curated a series of video capsules titled ‘Seriously Artistic’ around the issues of our time. They cover environmental issues, ecological problems, sustainability to gender issues, equality & inclusivity.



5 episodes of the series "Culottées" (Brazen) are available for free streaming without registration for 24 hours on 8th March on the IFcinéma page (in English or in French).


Gender-Inclusive Dictionary

Languages evolve constantly as a result of intermixing and societal changes. French is evolving towards inclusivity. This dictionary will help use correctly the inclusive versions of gendered words. Try it!

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