"2020, a year of diplomatic activism against gender inequality", by French ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier and ambassador for Mexico, Ana Luisia
French ambassador in South Africa, Mr Aurélien Lechevallier, and ambassador for Mexico, Ms Ana Luisia, wrote a common op-ed published in News24.
The op-ed promotes the UN Women’s Generation Equality Forum, which will take place in their countries in 2020. Both ambassadors hope South Africa will be fully committed in the Forum, from the political level to civil society and NGOs.
“The time has come to commit again, more strongly than ever, to transformative change for gender equality. Only together can we hope to take up this challenge: we have a decade to tackle the roots of gender inequality and gender-based violence, and to actively engage even the more reluctant countries.
We trust South Africa will be a mainstay of this fight.”
Read the full op-ed here.
In light of global developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Generation Equality Forum, due to be held from 7 to 10 July 2020, has been postponed until the first half of 2021.