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Preparatory meeting for the Generation Equality Forum

19.02.2021 / Created by FFMDEF

Generation Equality Forum

The year 2021 marks a major milestone in accelerating the implementation of global commitments to gender equality. It marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of its historic significance, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This visionary agenda sets out how to remove the systemic barriers that prevent women from participating equally in all spheres of life, whether in the public or in the private sector. 

Despite the commitments made in Beijing to launch strategic and ambitious actions in twelve key areas, and the progress made since then, to this day no country can claim to have achieved equality between women and men. This is why the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action is a decisive step towards finally achieving the recognition of the human rights for all women and girls.

Envisioned as a partnership with civil society, the Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering to strive for equality between women and men. It is an initiative organized by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico. After kicking off in Mexico City (Mexico), the Forum will culminate in Paris (France) in June 2021. It will launch a set of concrete, ambitious and transformative actions to achieve immediate and sustainable goals connected to gender equality. It aims to build coalitions of actions, leading to measurable commitments over 5 years, on 6 topics.

The meeting on March 9, 2021

During this preparatory meeting, speakers from different international, national and local associations will take the floor, and the departmental tour will be presented.

The debate seeks to discuss the concerns and demands of women so that they can be passed on to the international level thanks to the participation of a delegation of women from our Department in Paris.


Fanny BENEDETTI, Executive Director of UN Women France

Hélène CARON, Regional Director Delegate for Women’s Rights and Equality, Prefecture of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region (to be confirmed)

Sylvie CARREGA, Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Councillor in charge of "Housing, Fight against discrimination," Marseille Departmental Council

Fouzia ASSOULI, President of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation

Esther FOUCHIER, President of Forum Femmes Méditerranée 

  • Gender-based violence with Fouzia ASSOULI, President of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation
  • Women’s action in favour of climate justice with Yveline NICOLAS (Adéquations)
  • Technologies and innovation at the service of equality between women and men with Soukeina BOURAOUI, Vice-President of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation
  • The right to dispose of one’s body and sexual and reproductive health rights with Ana Sofia RODRÍGUEZ, Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights

Presentation of the departmental tour by Céline SONGOZONI, President of the Femmes Solidaires Département.

This event was proposed by Forum Femmes Méditerranée, with the collaboration of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation and CAWTAR, and the financial support of the Syndex Foundation and the French European Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting will be held in Marseille and virtually, too. To register, send an e-mail to:


  • Event type : Conference / Debate / Forum
  • Location : 67 avenue de Toulon Marseille 6ème; online
  • Start date : 09/03/2021
  • End date : 09/03/2021
  • Start time : 14:30

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