Chair’s Summary on G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment

The Indonesian G20 Presidency convened the second G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment on August 24-25, 2022, in Nusa Dua-Bali, Indonesia.

The Conference brought together Ministers responsible for gender equality and women empowerment from G20 member countries and invited countries, delegations from relevant international organizations, representatives from official G20 engagement groups and initiatives, social partners, and alliance.

Building upon participants’ exchanges of best practices and lessons learned, the Conference managed to have fruitful discussions on promising practices and critical issues to close gender gaps and support women’s empowerment globally, particularly in a post-Covid-19 global economy.

Recommendations from G20 Empower Initiative and Women20 have also been heard and considered, as well as from other relevant institutions. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of society, from health, and education, to international trade. Other global challenges remain, including climate change, unemployment, poverty, and women’s access to financing. At the same time, gaps in countries’ capacities to address the crisis continue. Views were also expressed on the impacts of the ongoing geopolitical conflicts on women and children.

Understanding the challenges and the need for collective action, the Indonesian G20 Presidency focuses on three priority issues: Global Health Architecture, Sustainable Energy Transition, and Digital Transformation.

Participants gathered at the Conference to discuss three main topics:

1. Care Economy Post-Covid-19: The Missing Opportunity in the Labour Market;

2. Closing Digital Gender Gap : Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy and Future Work; and

3. Women’s Entrepreneurship : Accelerating Equality, Accelerating Recovery.

To see the full version, please visit this link : Chairs Summary G20 MCWE

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