This manifesto was created through a co-creative process, thanks to the dedication and persistence of the brilliant young people who are a part of the Generation Equality Forum. In the creation of this manifesto, they created participatory spaces that suited their needs as young people.
The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) process has an ambitious vision and objective to accelerate progress towards gender equalityand intersectional justice. The GEF clearly acknowledgesthe crucial role youth plays inachieving its ambitious goals. So far, UN Women has shown a will to support young people’s leadership – by establishing the Youth Task Force, by recruiting 300 National Gender Youth Activists to drive youth participation locally, regionally and internationally; and by each of the six Action Coalitions (ACs)having a dedicated spot for youth-led organizations. However, youth activists are frustrated with the implementation falling short of expectations and their own vision.
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.