W20 Japan 2019 Communiqué


We, the representatives of the Women20 (W20) network, fully endorse the statement in the Buenos Aires G20 Leaders’ Declaration that “gender equality is crucial for economic growth and fair and sustainable development.” We reiterate the need for women and men to work in partnership to close the gender gap in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During Japan’s presidency of the G20, the W20 pays particular attention to the inclusive and responsible use of all new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), due to their critical impact on all segments of society, ensuring no woman is left behind.


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We urge G20 leaders to act upon the following recommendations:

1. Request their labour and employment ministers to present a mid-term report on the 2014 Brisbane commitment to reduce the gender gap in labour force participation by 25 percent by 2025 during the 2020 G20.

2. Remove systemic legal and social barriers in the labour market and provide solutions for achieving gender equality.

3. Close the digital gender gap and ensure that women can exercise their digital rights.

4. Ensure financial inclusion, promote women’s entrepreneurship, and accelerate access to investment and markets.

5. Promote life-long learning, and education on gender equality in schools and workplaces, to eliminate gender stereotypes and unconscious bias.

6. End all forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private spheres, including social media.

7. Establish effective and transparent governance and accountability mechanisms for achieving gender equality.


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