Feminist Accountability

A process for the Generation Equality Forum (GEF)

Global Fund for Women is facilitating an intersectional, transformative, inclusive, and transparent accountability initiative for the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) that is entirely co-created and led by feminist movements and grassroots organizations in the Global South.

What is the Generation Equality Forum (GEF)?

The Generation Equality Forum launched a five-year action journey to achieve actionable and irreversible progress towards gender equality. The Forum, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by the governments of Mexico and France in 2021 in partnership with Civil Society and youth reportedly generated $40 billion in financial commitments, as well as multiple policy and program commitments made by governments, the private sector, international financial institutions, philanthropy, and civil society to drive investments and action for gender equality and girls’ rights by 2026.

The GEF took place in Mexico City, Mexico and Paris, France twenty-six years after the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted during the Fourth World Conference on Women in an unprecedented exercise of collective organizing that brought together activists and grassroots organizations in all their diversity to push for a global agenda for gender equality.

Feminist organizations across the world hold Beijing Conference as a space that spurred multiple voices, grassroots action and collective accountability. The Feminist Accountability Process facilitated by Global Fund for Women aims to honor this legacy by funding feminist grassroots organizations that are already creating a shared power and will lead accountability mechanisms, track commitments, and hold stakeholders accountable to them, thus upholding the Beijing +25 intention of strengthening feminist movements through collective action.

Co-Design Partners

Africa

GEF-AFRICA-GIRLS-FOR-CLIMATE-ACTION
GEF-AFRICA-GENDER-MOBILE
GEF-AFRICA-IPBF
GEF-AFRICA-FEMNET
GEF-AFRICA-FEMNET-1
GEF-AFRICA-FEMNET-2

Asia-Pacific

GEF-AP-ASPBAE
GEF-AP-GADC
GEF-AP-DIVA
GEF-AP-WDDF
GEF-AP-NUMUN-FUND
GEF-AP-YP-FOUNDATION

Europe

GEF-EUROPE-YFE

Latin America and the Caribbean

GEF-LAC-AMNB
GEF-LAC-ILDA
GEF-LAC-CRIOLA
GEF-LAC-MUJERES-DE-ASFALTO
GEF-LAC-RED-DE-SALUD
GEF-LAC-IYAFP
GEF-LAC-AFIRMATIVA
GEF-LAC-ODARA

Generation Equality Forum Team

Amrita Gupta

Data and Accountability Lead—Generation Equality

photo of Emilia
Emilia Blancarte Jaber

Global Advocacy and Accountability Lead

Marry Ferreira

Communications Manager, Global Accountability

A Feminist Accountability Process for the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a multi-stakeholder initiative funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Children's Investment Fund Foundation.