The Generation Equality Forum in Mexico featured a robust cultural agenda that included photographic and digital arts exhibitions, film, live and virtual concerts, literature, illustration, performances, and the unveiling of a monumental mural in one of the main streets in the city. Using art as a catalyst to promote gender equality, artists worldwide raised their voice to share their creative work to inspire cultural awareness, social connection, and transformative change. The cultural agenda brought together influential feminist artists who have protested discrimination for decades, promoted a gender-equal world, and ushered the next generation into a more sustainable and just future for all.
The Generation Equality Film Festival targeted new activists and artists to fight for gender equality. Young people under 30 years old submitted their creative work —558 films from all regions of the world representing fiction, documentary, experimental videos and animation—to inspire and spark solidarity among gender equality advocates.
One highlight was the concert with Vivir Quintana, who was joined by Collectiva de Mujeres Mariachis from México City. They interpreted “Song Without Fear,” a song with a strong message against femicide and impunity. This performance was dedicated to all women and girls who are bringing change that will make an equal world possible through activism.
The closing of the Forum included a live concert by Magos Herrera, one of the most active vocalists in the Latin American jazz scene and gender equality advocate. Magos was the topliner artist who celebrated women’s vital contributions to development and sustainability.
“Flying in Sorority” is the first in a series of three murals in the Forum’s host cities: Mexico City, Paris, and New York. Painted by Mexican artist Adry del Rocio curated and produced by Street Art for Mankind (SAM) in partnership with UN Women.