Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Welfare (PPPA) has launched a policy brief formulation for the G20 to provide inputs to address six issues identified as having a major impact on the gender gap and the empowerment of women.
“These priority issues include the digital economy, health, labor, environment, energy and education,” Deputy Minister for Gender Equality Lenny N Rosalin, in a press release.
The G20 is an international forum of 19 countries working together to address major issues. Indonesia holds the presidency of the grouping this year.
This guidance note will be formulated in a concise and comprehensive manner, in order to be able to reduce the gender gap in various development sectors in the future.
In addition, it aims to more optimally address the issue of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the framework of national development.
Prior to formulating this policy brief, the ministry will organize a dialogue with representatives of six working groups, the co-Sherpa and several development partners to solicit inputs.
This dialogue is generally aimed at discussing the latest developments in the discussion in all working groups, she said.
The dialogue is also organized to discuss measures to be taken to encourage the integration of the issue of gender equality in the discussion in six working groups included in the priority issues, she noted.
“Currently, we are in the process of formulating a draft policy brief which we expect to complete before the 2022 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment (MCWE) at Augustus in Bali,” she added.
Several countries around the world have recognized Indonesia’s active participation and commitment.
To this end, the G20 provides the right momentum to create an opportunity for dialogue and diplomacy with various countries in achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and protection of women’s rights, noted Rosalin.
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