Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Gender at the G20: The Next Frontier

Chatham House, London

International Economics Department, Putting Gender Equality on the G20 Agenda

Overview

The G20 Summit in Brisbane 2014 made history by including a specific goal to reduce the gender participation gap in formal labour markets in G20 economies by 25 per cent by 2025, and outlining country strategies to this end. This promise could bring more than 100 million women into the labour force, and yet, it has garnered little media or civil society attention. 

For each country, the road to women’s economic empowerment will be different. But all members will need to address the ‘double burden’ on women for unpaid caring and domestic management roles in reaching the new target. We need conversations about indicators and meaningful metrics to guide policy however judging by the recent meeting of finance ministers in Istanbul, the issue of the under-representation of women in G20 formal and outreach processes remains unaddressed. 

This event is by invitation only.