UN Women sets in motion USD$ 40 billion towards gender advocacies

Group photo of participants at a UN Women event held in Paris, France Group image of individuals at a UN Women occasion kept in Paris, France

The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director,Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, states the motion has actually set in motion about USD 40 billion towards gender advocacies.

Giving the breakdown, she stated the Member States and public organizations together devoted to USD 21 billion; Private sector provided USD 13 billion; benefactors supported with USD 4.5 billion, and the UN together with worldwide and local companies contributed USD 1.3 billion.

Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka likewise acknowledged the contribution of civil society, youth, and teen ladies who had actually shown dedication and fantastic enthusiasm and advocacy.

The UN Women Executive Director divulged at the Closing Ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions in Paris, France where Transformative Commitments for Gender Equality advocacy was introduced.

“The funds raised have been put forward by the many commitment makers which will go to grassroots organizations in communities. They will go to Member States, which need to implement programs that will address women and girls that are facing trouble.

“They will also go to the UN Agencies that have programs that must be scaled up and taken to a much larger scale. The funds are not going to just UN Women because we do not have all the skills to implement what is needed,” Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka mentioned.

She stated it was the entire UN household that was coming together and taking these Transformative Commitments for Gender Equality advocacy forward. It is civil society, it is the economic sector, the Member States, who will take it forward.

The advocacy is a dedication and financial investment by the Action Coalitions to mark the start of a five-year action journey to cultivate action and restore motions for gender equality and females’s rights.

According to the advocacy roadmap-USD, 4 billion would be dedicated to household preparation over the next 5 years by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; USD 420 million to the Action Coalitions on Gender- based Violence, Economic Justice, Tech and Innovation, Bodily Autonomy, and Feminist Movements and Leadership by the Ford Foundation.

It stated double core contributions to the United Nations Population Fund to support versatile financing for sexual and reproductive health services to survivors and USD one million to UN Women to engage guys and kids in gender equality by the Government of Iceland.

UN Women sets in motion USD$ 40 billion towards gender advocacies