Building on Generation Equality: Toward parliamentary actions


On Friday, November 19, Women Political Leaders is hosting a virtual roundtable with women Speakers of Parliament discussing how to catalyse transformative leadership, build accountability, and further advance commitments toward generation equality. Entitled Building on Generation Equality: Toward parliamentary actions, this roundtable is leveraging national and sub-national levels and working within the framework and global momentum of CSW65 and the Generation Equality Forum discussing ways to drive and sustain advances in equity between men and women as well as transformative actions resulting from the recent Generation Equality Forum in Paris. 

This discussion is further exploring specific national-level actions for the implementation of commitments, exploring paths to greater accountability, and identifying how to strategically plan towards both long and short-term goals in achieving the commitments made at the Generation Equality Forum.


  • Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Senator, Mexico, Co- Chair UHC 2030

Session Introduced by

  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder, Women Political Leaders (WPL)

Opening address

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women (2013-2017, 2017-2021)

Read Women Political Leaders’ (WPL) two bold commitments:

Commitment 1 involves mobilising and resourcing women political leaders and decision-makers, in as many as 50 countries, to drive tangible legislative and societal transformation toward Generation Equality objectives.

Commitment 2 includes; transforming perceptions of leadership within politics, the private sector, and civil society using the powerful data of the Reykjavík Index for Leadership (#Best of Davos 2019) to measure the extent to which people perceive women and men as suited to lead. Expanding the Index to up to 50 new countries, WPL will amplify data on the extent of stereotypes.

Commitment 1    Commitment 2