International Women's Day: We are #GenerationEquality
Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.
'Equal rights for women – now! Equal rights for women – now!'
What defines a generation?
Is it just about the year you were born? Or is there something more?
We may have lived through different decades, different circumstances, different countries, but we all share in the global, everyday push for our rights, for justice, for a world that is equal.
Perhaps what defines our generation isn't our age or our background but the line in the sand that we have drawn.
We take to the streets to speak out against discrimination and we work tirelessly behind the scenes. We stand up for peace.
'We are fed up with the war.'
And economic justice. We start with a statement and watch it become a movement. We have come a long way, but the fight isn't over, and our rights are still under assault.
It is time to take action. Let us be the wake-up call the world needs.
'The eyes of all future generations are upon you.'
Be the first, the youngest, the best. And then make sure no one is left behind.
When someone tries to silence you, raise up your voice.
'Let us wage a global struggle!'
Change everything or change just one thing – as long as you do something. Whether you're new to changing the world or have been in the fight for a long time, 'Each knows exactly why we are here.'
We are all together, united for gender equality. And the future we create for women and girls is up to all of us.
© UN Women