India to cooperate with G20 to promote gender equality and empowerment of women, says Irani

India is committed to addressing gender and women centered issues through mutual cooperation with the G20 group of countries, said Union Minister for Women’s Development and the child, Smriti Irani.

The Minister expressed India’s solidarity with the G20 in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment among partner countries while addressing the first G20 Ministerial Conference on Empowerment of Women held in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, in a hybrid format on Thursday.

Irani has joined the “G20 Gender Equality Ministers” in pledging to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through cooperation and coordination in all relevant forums, according to a press release issued. by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

“The minister highlighted the various initiatives undertaken in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which have led the government to foster gender equality, provide better health care and enhance women’s security,” the statement said.

The conference recognized common goals and shared responsibilities to advance the goals of equality and development for women and girls in all areas, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), financial literacy and digital, the environment and sustainability.

The G20 includes 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, l Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Mara R. Wilmoth