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Putting Gender-Equality on the G20 Agenda: Views from Istanbul

22 July 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

British Consulate-General, Istanbul



As the risk of long-term low growth rates persists, the G20 should strive towards a gender-balanced economy as a fresh policy alternative to boost growth. Such a plan should not only be seen as a reactionary policy to crises, rather it should be embraced as a mechanism to encourage domestic and global competition, enhance and strengthen G20 economies, and further increase the labour force, which is particularly critical for countries with ageing populations. This roundtable will focus on Turkey, addressing gender equality through themes such as employment and education. 

This event is the first roundtable in a research project piloted by the International Economics Department at Chatham House, entitled ‘Putting Gender-Equality on the G20 Agenda’. The objective of this initiative is to promote gender-balanced economics as a modern policy model to promote economic growth within the G20. The meeting will reflect upon the W20, a scheme conducted by Turkey during its presidency of the G20 and offer the opportunity to explore potential recommendations for the G20 to consider.

This event is by invitation only.