Gender equality experts recommend key actions for COVID-19 response and recovery for G7 leaders

As the pandemic is moving beyond a global health crisis and morphing into a labour market, social and economic crisis, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and European Commission Head of Service for Foreign Policy Instruments Hilde Hardeman, and International Labour Organization (ILO) Deputy Director-General for Policy Deborah Greenfield today convened Ministers, CEOs, and business associations, trade unions, civil society and academia representatives at the High-Level Roundtable, “The G7’s role in ensuring women’s economic empowerment and security in the post-COVID future”. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to women’s…

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UN Women Executive Director urges G7 leaders to commit to gender equality and join the Biarritz Partnership

At the G7 Summit in France on 25 August, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, together with Nobel Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, presented the report of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council to G7 leaders in Biarritz. The Council report urges leaders to commit to overturn the discriminatory laws that continue to hold women back, and to enact legal reforms that accelerate progress for girls, women and gender equality. It also calls for adequate funding to carry out these reforms, including through strong accountability and governance mechanisms,…

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UNESCO and G7 countries raise the alarm about bullying and join forces against violence in education

During their ministerial meeting in Sèvres (France), under the French presidency of the G7 and with the participation of the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, education ministers of the G7 countries adopted a declaration to “unite against bullying in all of its forms, proclaim respect as a fundamental principle for all, and help ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming for all students.” “Bullying is unacceptable and is getting even worse online. UNESCO is committed to combat this educational scourge, which costs lives, ruins childhoods, and jeopardizes the future.…

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