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W20: HOW IT DEVELOPED

We are launching a new section on web portal  The forums’, summits’, and congresses’ main value is a productive communication and collaboration among their participants. The Summer Peace Summit in Brussels brought together women from 14 countries, representatives from different communities. Many of them have already started realising joint projects as well as sharing experience and resources for achieving common goals.  Within the summit, Marina Volynkina, Head of the Eurasian Women’s Community information agency, reached agreement about cooperation with Gülden Türktan, Founder and first Chair of W20. We are launching a new section on our web portal. There we will regularly publish articles about W20’s activity.   The Group of Twenty (G20) includes 19 leading world economies and the European Union that united for strengthening economic cooperation and fighting with the prevailing global financial crisis. It took a while for Women 20 to be created as an outreach group of the…

Gülden Türktan: “Peace is when people feel united”

Founder of W20 at the Summer Peace Summit  Peace 50 community brought together active, powerful, and wise women from 14 countries. This summer, they met at the Summer Peace Summit in Brussels in order to discuss issues related to preservation of peace and development of the world, exchange ideas, and talk about cooperation. Every participant of the Summit told about her activity and shared her experience and accomplishments. Gülden Türktan, Founder of Women 20 (W20), emphasized that maintenance of peace is the priority task that can be addressed only through joint efforts of different countries. Gülden Türktan – Founder and the First President of the W20, Chairperson of the Board of IWF Turkey, former President of the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) W20 was established in 2015. The organisation’s activity is aimed at combined efforts of women from G20 countries at the international level for full-fledged realisation of gender priorities.…

No Ordinary Summit for the Sake of No Ordinary Peace

Joynicole Martinez on the Summit in Living Tomorrow Vilvoorde/Brussels The Summer Peace Summit became the first meeting of the participants of the new community called Peace 50 (P50). It is pleasant that the event has echoed in the hearts of women from different countries of the world. After 2 days of the Summit’s rich programme, the event’s participants continued their communication and establishing cooperation on implementation of projects. The Summit had a fine ‘aftertaste’. Many women started sharing their emotions and impressions of the past event on social networks and in the media. Joynicole Martinez wrote a big article about the Summer Peace Summit. We decided to publish it on the website of our news agency. Joynicole Martinez – Ph.D., D.H.Sc., Chief Executive Officer of The Alchemist Agency, Director of Research & Development – World Women Foundation (the USA) The inaugural P50 Summer Peace Summit convened June 28-29 in Brussels,…

Establishment of Peace 50 (P50) International Community

Peace Summit took place in Living Tomorrow Vilvoorde/Brussels On June 28-29, the Summer Peace Summit took place in Living Tomorrow Vilvoorde/Brussels. The event brought together women leaders from 15 countries. The Summit participants who represented different fields of activity discussed issues related to preservation and development of peace, exchanged their experience and ideas on collaboration, and gave start to a new project: Peace 50 (P50) community.  Official status or leadership in organisations is not obligatory for participation in P50. Particular actions, open heart, and readiness to use one’s energy and intellect for the for the sake of people and humanity in general are much more important. P50 community was created for concerned active women irrespective of their nationality, religion, and social status. The goal of P50 is to create conditions for effective communication among women of the world for the sake of global peace. The future of people and humanity is…

Women 20 Recommendations to the Governments

Women 20 (W20) was set up under the 2015 Turkish G20 Presidency as a stand-alone official G20 Engagement Group, which focuses on the promotion of economic growth in a gender responsive and inclusive manner.  This year, the G20 Presidency is with Argentina. The W20 Summit was recently held in Buenos Aires. Four main topics were discussed: Women’s labor inclusion Since the G20 Leaders Declaration at the 2012 Los Cabos Summit in Mexico, economic inclusion is on the agenda of G20 governments. For this purpose, the G20 governments signed a 25 by 25 principle in 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. Until the year 2025, each country will decrease their own gap by 25 percent in the employment of women. This year, labor inclusion was discussed at length in workshops all over the world. The demand was to accelerate the pace of inclusion, invest in care economy, promote shared parental responsibility and eliminate all forms of discrimination…

Gülden Türktan On The Second Ewf And Gender Quality

An interview with the Founder and the First President of W20  The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum brought together over 1500 women-leaders from 110 countries in St. Petersburg’s Tauride Palace. Gülden Türktan, the Founder and the First President of W20, visited the event as part of Turkish delegation. Ms. Türktan believes that the Forum turned out to be very fruitful to meet a lot of successful women and full of events.  Each person, who had the opportunity to speak to Gülden Türktan during the EWF, was fascinated with her energy, intelligence, and charm. It certainly takes great inner strength to initiate and lead such platform as the W20. One must also remember that her home country is Turkey, where many people still believe women’s destiny is to just run the house and take care of their families. Nevertheless, Ms. Türktan is a truly positive person. 3 years ago, she said: “Role…

Center For International Institutions Research

Women 20 (W20) is one of the most recent G20 outreach formats established in May 2015 under the Turkey presidency.  The W20 focuses on promoting gender inclusiveness and gender equality, essentially making a significant contribution towards a strong, sustainable and balanced growth trend globally. The W20 creation was blessed by the G20 leaders in their Antalya Communiqué which includes leaders` intention to engage with this outreach track.  The W20 believes that increased women economic empowerment will contribute to achieving two key G20 goals – improving performance and governance, in particular private sector transparency.  The W20 calls for inclusion of women priorities in all G20 areas of work (macroeconomics, global economic governance, budgeting etc.) and set itself a task to “remember” the G20 on its commitments and contribute to improving G20 accountability.  Despite other outreach groups, e.g. B20 which recommendations are nonbinding, W20 since a moment of its creation strives to…

BIAC General Assembly, OECD Forum on May 29 – 30, 2018 and W20@OECD, Paris

The W20 Brainstorming Session @OECD OECD Forum 2018 at OECD Headquarters started with the W20 Argentina’s Brainstorming session for me. The W20 develops policy recommendations through the input received and the different outlook or views and relevant recent developments gathered. The brainstorming paper included Labor Inclusion, Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion and Rural Inclusion. The team from W20 Argentina and Virginia Littlejohn of Quantum Leaps of the USA gave an elaborated and still neat presentation of where the status of the paper is and received input from a well selected and attended of many expert in the audience including Monika Queisser, the Head of Social Policy in OECD. The leaders of G20 countries have the goal reducing the gap between the participation rates of men and women by 25% until the year 2025 in their respective countries. Policy recommendations to improve gender balance are desperately needed for the countries to reach…

Prime Ministry of Turkey Official Women20 (W20) Establishment Letter

PRIME MINSITRY OF TURKEY Undersecreteriat of the Tresury   Number        : 366667782-208.99                                                 Ankara, date on the envelope Re                 : Conduc for the work of the W20 (Woman 20)                     (15 April 2015)   TO: WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY (Dear Dr. Gülden Türktan) The Presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), the most basic global economic cooperation platform, was undertaken in 2015 by our country. In order to manage and coordinate the preparations needed to be carried out within this scope, the “G20 Term Presidency Steering Committee” was established with the Prime Ministry’s Circular No. 2013/4. With the initiations of Term Presidency of Turkey of G20, a new outreach group called Women 20 (W20) was established in…

G20 launches W20 to empower women

W20’s new president Gulden Turktan said it would work as an outreach group and seek to promote gender inclusiveness in economic growth. The world’s 20 leading economies have launched a new grouping aimed at boosting the role of women in global economic growth. The W20, a grouping of female leaders was launched on Sunday in the Turkish capital Ankara, where Finance Ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 were meeting for talks on the global economy. The group aims to work toward empowering women and ensuring their participation in economic growth. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said women’s participation was paramount to economic growth and said one of the best indicators for the prosperity of a country was the smile on the face of its women. Mr. Davutoglu said: “If the women are smiling… you can be sure that their country is happy.” The Turkish Prime Minister…