26 April 2017 GENDER GAP, LINKS
W20 has started its meetings and roundtables in Berlin, Germany on April 25, 2017.
The main goal of Women20 (W20) is to promote women’s economic empowerment as an integral part of the G20 process. In a broad dialogue using digital tools, expert meetings and roundtables as well as the W20 Summit, W20 joins the global experiences of women’s civil society organizations and women’s entrepreneur associations to implement strong recommendations within the G20 negotiations.
Diversity and full participation are essential for fostering the resilient, sustainable and viable growth of stable economies and societies, whereas homogeneous systems bear risks and uncertainties. Women’s economic empowerment is thus fundamental for a prosperous world and essential for economic growth, stable economies and social development.
In 2017, W20 will focus on the following four pillars:
Labour Market Inclusion
Increasing the labour market participation rate and the value of work traditionally done by women
Promoting female entrepreneurship and access to finance for women
Closing the digital gender divide
Strengthening the W20
Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the core of G20
Download the Agenda here .