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Programme

Generation G

Imagine a world where you can be who you want to be. Gender-just, violence-free societies where young women and men can live in their full diversity. It’s possible. But it requires a big change.

Generation G seeks to make this change.

Next programme Legacy of past programmes
Programme information

Locations
Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda

Objective
The Generation G(ender) partnership strives towards gender-just and violence-free societies with and for young men and women in their full diversity.

Length of programme
2021-2025

Partner organisations
ABAAD
Promundo
Sonke

Funded by
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Gender inequality is a barrier to human rights

40% of girls and women live in countries where gender inequality remains deeply embedded in institutions, policies and laws. It is a pressing barrier to their social and economic progress and human rights.

Gender-based violence is a prevalent human rights violation: one in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence.

Young women lack time to participate in economic, social and political life, due to the vast share of domestic care and unpaid work that falls on their shoulders. They have limited access to civic spaces or opportunities for leadership. As a knock-on effect, there is a lack of female role models.

Addressing the root causes of gender inequality

The Generation G partnership equips youth leaders and civil society organisations to address the root causes of gender inequality.

It challenges the patriarchal values and power structures, rigid gender norms and harmful perceptions that drive power abuse and violence by men, and encourages sustainable change.

The partnership is increasing the number of young people promoting gender justice and preventing sexual and gender-based violence, by strengthening media outreach and campaigning skills.

Young people are at the heart of Generation G, as catalysts for change and as a key target group.

It encourages decision-makers to increasingly adopt and be accountable for gender-transformative and youth-inclusive policies and laws. It builds skills on monitoring, reporting and advocacy.

Generation G helps build a more resilient, effective, gender-just and youth-inclusive civil society around gender justice, through capacity strengthening and coalition building.

Find out more about the Generation G approach here.

Gender-transformative approach

Rutgers’ gender-transformative approach addresses the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence by amplifying young feminist voices and strengthening the role of young men as allies.

The approach promotes human rights and youth agency to address and reverse harmful norms and power dynamics around gender, ethnicity, disability, HIV status, socioeconomic status and religion. Sexual and gender diversity are embraced.

Rutgers uses this approach in all its sexual and reproductive health and rights work. It has expertise in youth-led research and extensive experience in strengthening capacity on advocacy, comprehensive sexual education and gender-based violence.

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