Women20 Germany 2017
Diverse, Resilient and Viable -
Stabilising Economies and Societies Through Women's Empowerment
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.
First of all, W20 urges the G20 to set up a working group on gender-inclusive growth in order to establish women’s economic empowerment as a cross-sectional main topic in the G20, in addition to monitoring and measuring relevant progress. Therefore, with the contribution of the OECD, the IMF, and independent experts, this will enable relevant government departments and ministers across the G20 countries, to work on women’s economic empowerment.
In 2017, W20 will focus on the following three 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