To celebrate International Education Day, UN Women, France and Ireland are organizing a series of dialogues on the following topic: "Evidence and experience : Adolescent Girls’ Education in the Generation Equality Forum".
Organized in partnership with UNESCO, Plan International, GPE, and the Malala Fund, this event will bring together Action Coalition leaders, policy-makers, civil society representatives and youth leaders and activists from around the world to highlight the role of education as a catalyst for gender equality, but also as a cross-cutting strategy to achieve the goals of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions. The purpose of these dialogues is to provide a space for adolescent girls and young women to share with experts and professionals their challenges, needs and experiences in taking action to advance the education of adolescent girls, and gender equality more generally. During the two webinars, scheduled for February 11 and 16, these exchanges will highlight the main challenges and actions needed to ensure that all adolescent girls have access to quality education in a protective, safe and secure environment. The discussions will highlight transformative actions that impact all adolescent girls and ensure that their rights are respected. This event will enable the leaders of the Action Coalitions to design youth-centred action plans and commit to advancing gender equality in each of the themes of the six Action Coalitions. The concept note and agenda will be shared as the event approaches, but we invite you to mark the date in your calendars and register now for both webinars here.
Prior to the event, we also invite you to consult these policy papers, written by the G7 Education Working Group, which provides recommendations on each of the six themes of the Coalitions. They will be presented during the event.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.