Women20 calls on the G20 to recognise the existing challenges for women, in order to achieve their full economic potential. Tackling these challenges will ensure not only social justice but will also significantly increase global growth. To be successful, Women20 urges the G20 to set up concrete action plans to ensure women’s full economic empowerment. Formalized monitoring and measuring of the process must be mandatory to ensure their implementation. Women20 urges the G20 to implement the Agenda 2030 with special focus on the implementation of SDG 5 as well as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, taking into account the CEDAW Principles and the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The successful global implementation of these agreements is crucial for the empowerment of women, families and new generations and will also combat causes of Migration.
In 2017, W20 will focus on the following four pillars:
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
Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the core of G20