Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

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Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men and boys are not trapped in oppressive masculinities. In this world, gender equality is the norm. Men and women get paid equally for work of equal value and share the care work at home.

Imagine equality in political leadership and corporate boardrooms and factory floors. Women have equal say in decisions that affect their lives, their bodies, their policies, and their environment, from villages to cities.

Let’s make this a reality. Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere.


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Feminists Want System Change

In 2020, #FeministsWantSystemChange civil society led consultations, supported by the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, brought together hundreds of gender equality advocates from the region to demand systemic change to realize women’s rights for an equal future.

A diverse group of 450 women’s rights activists from Europe, North America, the Caucuses and Central Asia came together at the Beijing+25 regional civil society forum, in Geneva, to call for urgent action on gender equality. Photo: Antoine Tardy/UN Women

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Show your solidarity with gender equality advocates across Europe and Central Asia and where you stand in the fight for women’s rights by sharing feminist demands in your social media profile.

Use #FeministsWantSystemChange and #GenerationEquality hashtags to start your own conversation about gender equality and the empowerment of women or share some of the content from our social media package with sample messages and visuals. 

To kick-start your activism, click on one of the animations below and tweet it out!



On 29-30 October 2019, the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting brought together 850 participants, including government officials, civil society representatives and international organizations from Europe, North America, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, to demand action around women`s and girls` human rights and to push for commitments in achieving gender equality.

On 28 October 2019, over 400 feminists, women`s and LGBTI rights activists came together in Geneva to call for urgent action on gender equality, ahead of the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting. They addressed the structural barriers to achieving gender equality and realizing women`s and girl`s rights, and urged for renewed commitments.

12 voices, 12 journeys, 12 women
Passionate about gender equality and women`s rights, 12 women from 12 countries of Europe and Central Asia explore aspects of the 12 critical areas of the Beijing Platform for Action: poverty; education and training; health; violence; armed conflict; economy; power and decision-making; institutional mechanisms; human rights; media; environment; and the girl child. Read more

Youth Voices

UN Women is determined to make sure that young people are in the driving seat of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and that their voices are heard at all stages of the regional and global review processes and the generation equality campaign. In this scope, we’re sharing the voices of young leaders, with diverse areas of expertise form across the Europe and Central Asia region.

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