The compounding global crises that have emerged and amplified over the past two years require transformative, structural solutions if we are to build and shape sustainable and peaceful societies. Education has experienced the largest disruption in history as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Biodiversity has seen a steep decline – at alarming rates—on both land and in the ocean. Conflicts and emergencies that destabilise progress towards just and peaceful societies have increased in number, while human rights violations are multiplying online and offline. The decisions we make and the actions we take –now -- will have consequences for generations to come.
None of these intersecting crises can be solved by one country alone and none of them are gender neutral. Placing gender equality at the heart of multilateral action can harness the talents, ingenuity, and visions of the other half of the world’s population to make the paradigm changed needed now.
UNESCO in Action for Gender Equality 2022-2023 presents solutions to some of the pressing challenges to gender equality from across its mandate and around the world to reduce inequalities. It establishes a baseline of key data, best practices and lessons learned during the 2022-2023 biennium.
Launch of UNESCO in Action for Gender Equality 2022-2023
To mark the release of the UNESCO in Action for Gender Equality 2022-2023 report, a launch event is organised on 7 November 2023 from 13h30 to 14h30 pm at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (Room XI), during the 42nd session of UNESCO’s General Conference.
The event will not only introduce the findings of the report but will also emphasize the importance of addressing gender equality in a transversal way. It will include the participation of UNESCO senior officials and UNESCO’s partners on the ground. By amplifying their voices, this event will not only provide our partners with a platform for inspiring others with their stories but also recognize their invaluable role as agents of change. Their testimonies will serve as powerful reminders of the transformative impact of UNESCO's initiatives in empowering women and girls on a range of key areas, including girls’ education, the protection of women journalists, artists and scientists in conflict situations, the promotion of inclusive societies free of gender-based violence, and the empowerment of women and girls at the forefront of scientific innovation for the climate and ecosystem crises.