The General Secretariat of the Generation Equality Forum, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and numerous cultural institutions, the Ministry of Equality between Women and Men, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, as well as UN Women, has chose to highlight a variety of events in the fields of cinema, plastic arts, literature and music, which reflect the creative force and talent of women.

This programme offers both on site events in partner cultural places but also virtual proposals accessible to all.


« Women’s Rights are Human Rights. From Huairou to Beijing: The Fourth World Conference on Women » (42’), a documentary produced by Anaïs Feyeux.

An initiative promoted by the Generation Equality Forum, in partnership with the Cité audacieuse and with the support of INA (National Audiovisual Institute), the United Nations, the Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual Center.

On September 4, 1995, the largest women's rights conference ever held opens in Beijing. Under the aegis of the United Nations, delegations from 189 states participate. A few tens of kilometers away, 35,000 activists from all over the world are taking part in the NGO Forum. This Beijing conference marks a turning point in the history of women's rights at the international level.

Through interviews with women present in Beijing, as well as visual archives from the INA (National Audiovisual Institute), the United Nations, the Simone de Beauvoir Audiovisual Center and private funds, this film takes us back into the context of the time and echoes the major subjects then debated. Even more, the documentary focuses on two shifts that have shaped intergovernmental discussions, in particular around the feminist struggle, until today: the affirmation of what were then called the countries of the South on the international scene and dissensions between religious countries and secular countries.

The fight for equality between women and men is now everyone's business, but Beijing has proven that rights are never fully acquired. It is up to the new generations to continue the fight.


Find out more:

  • This film was screened in preview at the Cité audacieuse, 9 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, Wednesday 23 June at 6:30 pm, and will be followed by a debate meeting.


  • The film was also screened at a live event during the Generation Equality Forum, June 30 2021, and available on the online platform.
© Myriam Tirler - Hans Lucas

« Women’s bodies and Migration», a special edition of the journal Femmes et migrations.

A collaboration between the Generation Equality Forum and the National Museum of Immigration History in Paris.

This special act focuses on women's migrations and issues related to their bodies, based on articles by experts, sociologists, historians, but also on the presentation of artistic works from the museum's collections, as well as on testimonies from women who have lived through migrations and from specialized associations.

The migration of women is above all a test of the body: exhaustion, stress, suffering, deprivation of rights and deprivation, violence, rape, precariousness, etc. However, the mobilizations of women around the world have shown that they can become actors in their history, through active struggles against sexual and gender-based violence and mutilation and for the defense of personal rights (freedom of the body and sexual orientations, personal autonomy, reproductive rights, etc.).


Find out more:

  • This review was presented on the occasion of the LittExil literary fair, during a panel discussion on new forms of writing on exile, on Saturday June 26 2021, at 4p.m, at National Museum of the History of Immigration, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris - Free entrance. More information here.


  • Other identified event : launch of a series of meetings "migrant sisters" on the terrace at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, 293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, on Wednesday 23 June 2021 from 6 p.m


  • The review was available on the online platform of the Generation Equality Forum.
© Louise Nelson

Exhibition «Be AWARE. A History of Women Artists » "presented by the association AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions.

An initiative promoted by the Generation Equality Forum in partnership with the François Mitterrand National Library, Paris with the support of the Institut français and the Stiftung fur Kunst und Kultur

AWARE offers a documentary exhibition on the recognition of 20th century women artists and the main actions taken to showcase their works within a world art history. This exhibition offers a multimedia educational approach combining texts, images and videos in order to meet three objectives: accessibility, adaptability, mobility.

Imagined by designer matali crasset and composed of light and colorful furniture, the exhibition was designed from the start to be itinerant. Scientifically rigorous, this exhibition is designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, from the youngest to the oldest, from art lovers to curious people.

Presented at the François Mitterrand National Library from June 14 2021, it is also available in a multilingual digital version.


Find out more:

  • From June 15 to July 4, 2021: exhibition presented at the François Mitterrand National Library, Quai François-Mauriac 75013 Paris


  • A digital version of the exhibition accessible in five languages ​​available here.


  • Find the resources of the François Mitterrand National Library on Women of letters and artists

More information here.


« One day, equality! » , A collection of films produced by the National Audiovisual Institute (INA).

An initiative driven by the Generation Equality Forum.

20 portraits. 20 women around the world who are taking action to ensure that there is equality between women and men. They are epidemiologists, artists, philosophers or members of Parliament, and they tell us about the day that marked their engagement.

Through these activists can be seen the multiplicity of battles fought yesterday, and those that remain to be fought. Among these women: the Indian poet Aranya Johar, the Brazilian deputy Benedita da Silva, the Madagascan ecofeminist Marie-Christina Kolo or the French architect Odile Decq.


Find out more:

  • These portraits were broadcast from June 7 to July 2 2021, Monday to Friday on TMC, after the Daily show


  • These videos were available on the Generation Equality Forum platform.


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Large mural by street artist Lula Goce, in Paris.

An initiative spearheaded by UN Women, France and Mexico, as part of the Generation Equality Forum, led by Street Art for Mankind (SAM), in partnership with the City of Paris and with the support of the Manpower group and the Accor group.

This project is part of a series of three murals produced on the occasion of the Forum in three major world capitals - in Mexico City in Mexico, in Paris in France and in New York in the United States - by internationally renowned women artists. A first fresco was produced in Mexico City in March by artist Adry del Rocio.

Street Art for Mankind, which coordinates the entire project, is a non-profit organization bringing together street artists from around the world, using art to carry strong messages in favour of the rights of children and women. Lula Goce, who was chosen to create the fresco in Paris, is a Spanish artist who mixes photorealistic depictions of people - often children or adolescents - with elements of nature or fantastic landscapes.


Find out more:

  • Located in Paris 18th, 3 rue Caulaincourt, (on Mercure Montmartre hotel’s façade), this mural was produced from 22 June 2021 and was inaugurated on June 29 2021 at 6 p.m.


  • The "Behind the Wall" application will allow you to find out more about this work (download on Google Play or App Store).

More information here.


Generation Equality Film Festival.

An initiative spearheaded by UN Women as part of the Generation Equality Forum.

The Generation Equality Film Festival-Paris edition was a high level space at the Forum serving as a platform for young filmmakers to showcase their powerful works to the world and offering an opportunity for dialogue around the use of arts to challenge stereotypes and change social norms.

Sundance Film festival, Geena Davis Institute, TresCourt Festival and Academy Award nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio are some of the members of the international Jury that will decide on the four winning films that were screened 30 June 2021 at the awards ceremony during the Forum:

  • 15h24, by Margaux Fazio, Suisse, 2020 ;
  • Liberté, by Gulzar Nayani, Pakistan, 2020 ;
  • Histoire de soi, by Géraldine Charpentier, Belgique, 2018 ;
  • Le refuge de Rawhya, by Mohmed Fathi, Egypte, 2020.

Visionner les films gagnants et la sélection officielle ici.

©Adagp,Paris 2021- Henry Groskinsky - Lige Inc.

Exhibition «They make abstract »  at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

An event labeled by the Generation Equality Forum.

This exhibition offers an unprecedented reinterpretation of the history of abstraction from its origins until the 1980s, articulating the specific contributions of nearly 110 "female artists". General curator Christine Macel and associate curator for photography, Karolina Lewandowska, revisit this story, while highlighting the process of invisibilization that has marked the work of “women artists”, through a chronological journey combining plastic arts, dance, photography, film and decorative arts. The artists are presented according to the terms chosen for the title, as fully-fledged actresses and co-creators of modernism and its aftermath.


Find out more:

  • Until August 23, 2021, at the Center Pompidou, 75004 Paris: exhibition open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Tuesday. Reservations required here.


  • A virtual tour of the exhibition is available on the Center Pompidou website here.


  • The MOOC « They make art», devoted to women artists from 1900 to the present day, is available on the Funmooc platform.
© IMA@Razor film

Exhibition « Divas, From Oum Kalthoum to Dalida », at the Arab World Institute.

An event labeled by the Generation Equality Forum.

The Arab World Institute pays a unique tribute to the greatest female artists of Arab music and cinema of the 20th century, with an event-exhibition that celebrates both their history and their contemporary legacy.

The exhibition highlights, through these divas, the social history of Arab women and the birth of feminism within these patriarchal societies, their participation in pan-Arabism and in the struggles for independence in the contexts of colonization and decolonization, and - above all - their central role in the various artistic fields that they have helped to revolutionize.

A rich in situ programme - music, dance, cinema, meetings, as part of the Arabofolies festival - is deployed throughout the duration of the exhibition. It is complemented by an unprecedented digital programme offering many contents on the life of the Divas and their contemporary heritage.


Find out more:

  • Until September 26, 2021, at the Arab World Institute, Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Events (music, dance, cinema, meetings) and online activities around the Divas exhibition

More information here.

Digital Programme here.

© Albertoprod

Virtual comic exhibition «We want us alive », Created by Albertoprod.

An event labeled by the Generation Equality Forum.

¡Ni una menos, vivas nos queremos! - which means in English "Not one less, we want us alive ! "- is the slogan that we could hear loud and clear in the feminist protests in Latin America, for five years. It alludes to one of the most disturbing excesses of patriarchy: femicide. Hundreds of women die all over the world every day because of their sex and gender.

This exhibition invites us to reflect on these questions to better understand the phenomenon of gender violence through the prism of comics. How do the authors put these themes so present in the public arena into images? On what media? What visual, narrative, rhetorical strategies do they employ?

The exhibition tackles the subject of  suffering violence or resistance to it, through a variety of works produced both by the precursors of the comic book review Ah! Nana (1976-1978), but also by more contemporary authors recognized today or young creators of South American fanzines.

A virtual meeting was organized on June 3 2021 to give a voice to the authors featured in this exhibition, as well as to guests such as researcher and activist Marys Hertiman and designer Gato Fernandez.


  • Find the virtual exhibition here.


  • Online event with the authors of comics on June 3, 2021. on YouTube.