The Generation Equality Forum which will begin tomorrow, June 30 in Paris, was organized by the government of France and the United Nations Women (UN Women). Vice-President Dr Philip Mpango will represent President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the forum.
Speaking at a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday, French Ambassador to Tanzania Frédéric Clavier said the event comes 26 years after the failed Beijing Platform for Action to bridge the gender gap in all countries of the world.
“This historic forum will be an opportunity to bring together a variety of actors around the same table to catalyze collective action: States, private sector, youth organizations, civil society organizations and feminist movements”, he added. he declares.
The envoy said ahead of the forum that young people are mobilizing and making their voices heard, lifting up those who have been silenced, stigmatized and humiliated for far too long and leading transformative change.
“This new generation is taking the opportunity to re-imagine their lives, societies, economies and systems to defend human rights, achieve gender equality and ensure that no one is left behind.” , he added.
Key issues to discuss include gender-based violence, economic justice and rights, bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), feminist action for climate justice, technology and innovation for gender equality. Feminist movements and leadership.
For her remarks, East African Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Liberata Mulamula said gender-based violence (GBV) was on the increase, especially during the corona virus pandemic.
For her part, the United Nations Representative for Women in Tanzania, Hodan Addou, said the forum is part of a campaign to facilitate multigenerational partnerships in support of accelerating concrete actions in favor of gender equality.