Special issue: How sexual and reproductive health and rights can be embedded in the Generation Equality Forum

The Countdown 2030 Europe Consortium welcomes the efforts of the government of the French Republic, the Government of Mexico and UN Women to convene a high-level conference to advance the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the Generation Equality Forum (GEF).

Following the commitments made at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD+25, the GEF Action Coalitions come at a time when concrete actions are needed to secure progress on SRHR and prevent a downfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To this end, Countdown puts forward a number of specific recommendations on the main challenges facing gender equality and SRHR. More than that, if GEF is to achieve its objective to build a new momentum to advance gender equality worldwide, Action Coalitions must avoid silos and must instead explore the synergies between them, complementing one another and focusing on interventions addressing power inequities. This series of factsheets developed by Countdown 2030 Europe aims to build bridges between Action Coalitions to bring about real change in the lives of women and girls worldwide and to show how access to SRHR is essential to achieve gender equality. Read the newsletter.

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