A global Generation Equality campaign will be virtually launched by UN Women Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on Monday at 1800 hours Nigerian time.
According to the UN Women Nigeria, the campaign is to demand equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. A statement made available to Patmos Media Line on Sunday said The Generation Equality official music track, music video and one advocacy video will be launched during the event.
In today’s world where both women and men—and girls and boys—all over the world are speaking up for themselves and for those who have been silenced, stigmatized, and shamed for far too long. Many are from a new generation. They are seizing the moment to reimagine economies, societies, and political systems so that they uphold human rights and achieve gender equality, leaving no one behind.
The UN Women is therefore bringing together the next generations of women’s rights activists with the gender equality advocates and visionaries who were instrumental in creating the Beijing Platform for Action more than two decades ago. Collectively, these change makers of all ages and genders can tackle the unfinished business of empowering women through a new, groundbreaking, multigenerational campaign: “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”.
Expected dignitaries include the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, HE Catriona Lang; the Australian Ambassador to Nigeria, HE Claire Ireland; the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Edward Kallon; the UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS; and a host of others.