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02-09-2021 | 17:46 PM

First G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment 


The Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani recently addressed the First ever G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment. The Conference was held at Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy in a hybrid format. 

Key Points 

• During the conference, India highlighted its commitment to addressing gender and women-centric issues by means of mutual cooperation. 

• India also noted several initiatives undertaken by its government towards bringing gender equality, strengthening women’s safety & security, and ensuring better healthcare. 

• India also joined the Gender Equality Ministers of the G20 for the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women through cooperation and coordination at all the relevant fora. 

About G20 

• G20 is an informal group comprising of 19 countries and the European Union besides the representatives from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. 

• G20 represents about two-thirds of the world’s population, 85% of the world’s gross domestic product, 80% of the world’s investment, and 75% of the world’s trade. 

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