The forum will be held in a spirit of co-creation and use the strength and momentum of the UN Global Goals. Gender equality cuts through all the Goals and is essential to ensure sustainable development, peace and security. The overall purpose of the conference is to intensify efforts for a gender equal future – the only way we can ensure sustainable peace, security and development.
The forum is motivated by a sense of urgency. It is held at a time when we are witnessing both progress and movements restricting women’s and girls’ rights and space. This makes it more pressing than ever to share and multiply breakthroughs that make a difference for individuals and societies alike.
For too long, the work for gender equality has been characterized by silos – by looking at one sector and question at a time. The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality will focus on critical issues related to women’s and girls’ human rights, representation and access to resources.