Gender and Economic Growth

Exploring empowerment in areas such as women's rights, equality and sex discrimination, and the sharing of unpaid and domestic work.

Many women are still excluded from economic decision-making within their own household (UN, The World’s Women 2015), they also receive lower salaries than men, and work longer hours.

Furthermore, they are often excluded from the labour market, do not have access to finance, and are denied property rights.

Since 2013, the Chatham House Gender and Growth Initiative has been working closely with countries hosting the G20 to raise awareness around gender-related issues, and ensure that gender equality in the context of growth is on the G20’s agenda.

An internal working group has also been established to oversee and monitor Chatham House’s commitment to raising gender awareness across all of its activities.

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