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Women20 Germany 2017

Diverse, Resilient and Viable -
Stabilising Economies and Societies Through Women's Empowerment

Women20 (W20) is an official G20 engagement group forming a transnational network of women’s organizations, female entrepreneurs associations and think tanks.  The main goal of Women20 is to promote women’s economic empowerment as an integral part of the G20 process. In a broad dialogue facilitated by digital tools, expert meetings, roundtables and the final W20 Summit, W20 jointly formulates concrete recommendations to advance gender equality in G20 negotiations.

Diversity and full participation are essential for fostering resilient, sustainable and viable 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

Financial Inclusion
Promoting female entrepreneurship and access to finance for women

Digital Inclusion
Closing the digital gender divide

Strengthening the W20
Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the core of G20


You can find further details regarding the Women20 dialogue process following this link.



Please click here to download the Women20 Germany 2017 Communiqué.


Please click here to download the Women20 Germany 2017 Implementation Plan.


Please click here to download the Women20 Germany 2017 Project Handbook.




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Die Umsetzung der geschlechterpolitischen Ziele der G7 und der G20 in Deutschland


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W20 Germany publishes Project Handbook


The handover of W20 governance structures is facilitated by the publication of the W20 project handbook which...

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W20 Side Event to the WBG/ IMF Civil Society Policy Forum


Women20 targeting financial inclusion in the G20 and beyond:

The „Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative”

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W20 Summit 2017

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