G20 Background Paper: Women’s Economic Empowerment

The German G20 Presidency has identified women’s economic empowerment as a priority for the G20 in 2017. The Presidency will build on past commitments to improve women’s economic empowerment and will focus on improving the quality of women’s employment. Building on the agenda of the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, the U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has recommended three priority investments for G20 countries to uphold their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments. The Alliance calls on the U.S. government to play a leading role in encouraging the G20 to take these three actions:

  1. Build the talent pipeline.
  2. Dismantle barriers to employment.
  3. Recognize and support the role of migrant care workers.

Download the full G20 Background Paper below. The corresponding G20 Policy Brief can be found here.