Source: United Nations

On 30 March 2021, during the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, 49 women ambassadors to the United Nations in New York expressed a need for an equal recovery from the pandemic since the “COVID-19 crisis has a woman’s face.”

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on women has been strengthened by the secondary effects of the virus. This influences women’s professional opportunities as well as personal circumstances. The latest alarming data show that the lack of women’s participation in society seriously undermines the attainability of the objectives set by the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

„Power is not an end in itself: it is the power to change things, to act and have equal opportunities to compete,” said one of the ambassadors. The participants expressed a strong will not only be a driving force themselves but to support effort aiming at shifting mindsets and providing role models for young generations of girls. At the same time, referring to the successful dealing with the pandemic in countries which are led by female political figures, the ambassadors made a strong case for integrating women’s perspectives in decision-making and for making this generation the so-called “Generation Equality”.

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