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Make Your Voice Heard at the G20 Summit

Make Your Voice Heard at the G20 Summit

About us

Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Working Group is committed to holistically examining and addressing the multifaceted dimensions of inequalities and disadvantages experienced by the genders and those with physical and/or mental disabilities (regardless of gender). In doing so, the GEWE Working Group intends to reinforce an approach to equality and development through an understanding that mutual respect and compassion are to be at the core of global governance for societies and the planet to flourish sustainably. Through this lens, the GEWE Working Group will deliberate on access to education, healthcare, financial and environmental resources, decent work, infrastructure, and decision-making; systemic issues such as discrimination based on gender or ability, gender-based violence, lack of representation, and economic disparities. Themes such as women’s role in the environment, men’s positive involvement in the gender equality process, sensitisation, and awareness towards gender  will be all-encompassing in given priority areas. Furthermore, plausible policy pathways, promising practices, and institutional mechanisms will be highlighted to enhance capacities and resources and mainstream equity and inclusion across sectors.

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Working Group Sub Themes

Over the following months, the Working Group on Gender Equality  will be focusing on access, opportunities, awareness, and empowerment in the following areas:

Physical & Mental Health

Economic Empowerment & Sustainable Livelihood

Education & Skill Development

Society & Culture

Engaging Men & Boys

Safety & Security

Environment & Disasters

Working Group Coordinators

Bhavani Rao R.

India Coordinator
Dean, Social & Behavioural Sciences and UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Amrita University, India

Meg Jones

International Coordinator
Chief, Economic Empowerment, UN Women


Udaaharans are the Best Practices under various Sub Themes of this Working Group of Gender Equality

Advisory Board Members

Amb. Gopinathan A

Chief Inspector
JIU, UN, India

Naila Chowdhury

Global Advisor
Cure Violence Global, and Chairperson, Women 4 Empowerment, US

Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta

Principal Secretary, Panchayati Raj, Government of Karnataka, India

Ela Ionescu

UN Women, Turkey

Hon’ Meera Khadakkar

Bharatiya Stree Shakti

Anjali Menon

Co-Founder of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC)

Kara Molinari

Coach and Activist for Women’s Empowerment, France

Deepa Narayan

Author and Founder of Chup Circle, US

Priti Patkar

Co-Founder and Director
Prerana, India

Sw Amritajyoti Prana

President, Embracing the World, France, and Representant in Europe of Mata Amritanandamayi Center

Sw Dayamritananda Puri

Executive Director, Mata Amritanandamayi Center, US

Charu Sinha

IPS Officer, Head of Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) Srinagar sector, India

Medha Somaiya

MAD’s Solutions and Services for Social Initiatives, India

Gabriella Wright

Never Alone, US

Risnawati Utami

Founder OHANA

Darmawan Prasetya

Social Policy Officer
The Prakarsa, Indonesia

Daniel Hurstel


Message from the Chair, C20 India 2023

Our Inspiration

Amma sees the whole world as a flower. Each petal represents a nation. If one petal is infested with pests, it will affect the other petals as well. The beauty of the whole flower suffers. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to protect and nurture this flower. All living beings in creation are interdependent. The rhythm of Nature depends upon humanity. It’s necessary to maintain the rhythm of the mind and body for the sake of our health and lifespan, for the sake of humankind and Nature.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi ❤️

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Physical & Mental Health

  • Maternal Health
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Health
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Mobility
  • Decision-making Power
  • Healthcare Providers’ Discriminatory Attitudes
  • Social stigma Abuse
  • Intergenerational Health ​

Economic Empowerment & Sustainable Livelihood

  • Time Poverty

  • Balancing Reproductive and Productive Roles

  • Financial Insecurity

  • Economic Violence

  • Gender Pay Gap

  • Hiring Discrimination

  • The Global Care Chain

  • Workplace Safety

Education & Skill Development

  • Gender Bias in Schools
  • Poverty
  • Violence
  • Child Marriage
  • Limited Access to Digital Technology/Digital Skills
  • Discriminative Learning & Skilling Environments

Society & Culture

  • Society and culture as foundation of gender inequality
  • Transforming negative gender norms and harmful cultural norms that preference men and boys to the detriment of women and girls
  • Transforming harmful cultural norms that perpetuate the burden of patriarchy or unhealthy expressions of masculinities
  • Social and economic support for women as learners, homemakers, as workers in formal and informal spaces, as mothers, etc.
  • Women as leaders in all aspects of life
  • Ensuring all policies can adapt to reflect local values and cultural norms
  • Address generational and systemic discriminatory practices that disenfranchise marginalised groups (especially women, people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community).
  • Reintegrate/Rediscover indigenous knowledge, education, and practices that promote intersections between gender equality and health, the environment, education, etc.

Engaging Men & Boys

  • Supporting men in transforming unconscious and conscious biases
  • Men & boys’ role in perpetuating and stopping discrimination
  • The negative effects of violence and oppressive masculinity in men’s lives
  • Gender sensitization

Safety & Security

  • Education
  • Discriminatory Gender Norms
  • Unsafe Working Environments
  • Legal Reforms
  • Gender Sensitization
  • Youth-focused Curricula
  • Policy Reforms

Environment & Disasters

  • Women disproportionately affected by disasters and climate change
  • Women as disaster management planners etc.
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity preservation
  • Transmitters of intergenerational values & sustainable environmental practices
  • Women’s decision making
  • Agents of change in the transition to low carbon economy (consumers, decision-makers)
  • Women need more decision-making power in ministries
  • Women’s upskilling into green economy jobs