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W20 Declarations

Feminist Visions for G7 – Ottowa 2018

We are a group of 60+ feminists from Canada, G7 countries and around the world. We represent feminist organizations and activists working on a cross-section of issues to address discrimination and inequalities on the basis of gender and other intersecting factors. We are at the frontline of resistance and progress on issues ranging from climate change to gender-based violence, from child care to foreign policy. We’ve come together to establish a feminist vision for the 2018 G7 and beyond. Two G7 leaders have publicly declared themselves feminists, identifying gender equality as a priority for their foreign and domestic policies. We take this opportunity to call on G7 leaders to adopt progressive approaches, incorporating feminist principles on all G7 issues and beyond. The world desperately needs new solutions. Feminists are holding the line in the face of coordinated attempts to roll-back hard-won rights. Our ability to collectively organize is severely diminished.…

W20 Communique, Tokyo, Japon, 2019

We, the representatives of the Women20 (W20) network, fully endorse the statement in the Buenos Aires G20 Leaders’ Declaration that “gender equality is crucial for economic growth and fair and sustainable development.” We reiterate the need for women and men to work in partnership to close the gender gap in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During Japan’s presidency of the G20, the W20 pays particular attention to the inclusive and responsible use of all new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), due to their critical impact on all segments of society, ensuring no woman is left behind. We urge G20 leaders to act upon the following recommendations: 1. Request their labour and employment ministers to present a mid-term report on the 2014 Brisbane commitment to reduce the gender gap in labour force participation by 25 percent by 2025 during the 2020 G20. 2. Remove systemic legal and social…

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…

W20 Argentina 2018 Communiqué

We, the representatives of the Women20 (W20) 2018 network, strongly believe that gender equality is a key driver of sustainable and inclusive growth. This view is at the core of the G20 Argentina 2018 agenda and is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 5, which aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. Building on the strong foundation established during previous W20 consultations, the W20 identifies the main challenges to be addressed and which are strategic for the G20. INCREASE AND IMPROVE WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN THE LABOR FORCE BY: 1. Accelerating the pace of implementation of the 2014 Brisbane commitment to reduce the gender gap in labour force participation by 25 percent by 2025 by developing and funding National Plans and reporting the progress on an annual basis. 2. Investing public funds to ensure affordable, quality and professionalized universal care services for people with dependents, including those…

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 Leaders’ Communique 2015, Antalya Summit, Turkey

G20 Leaders’ Communiqué Antalya Summit, 15-16 November 2015 Introduction 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015 to determine further collective actions towards achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth to raise the prosperity of our people. We are firm in our resolve to ensure growth is robust and inclusive, and delivers more and better quality jobs. We recognize that advancing inclusive growth and entrenching confidence require the use of all policy tools and strong engagement with all stakeholders. 2. In pursuing our objectives, we have adopted a comprehensive agenda this year around the three pillars of decisive implementation of our past commitments to deliver on our promises, boosting investments as a powerful driver of growth and promoting inclusiveness in our actions so that the benefits of growth are shared by all. We have also enhanced our dialogue with low income developing countries as part…