Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment

Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a top priority for the G7 during Canada’s Presidency. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are critical to building peace, reducing poverty, growing our economies, and achieving sustainability.

Read the G7 public engagement paper on Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment to learn more about eliminating inequality.

 

Gender Equality Advisory Council

On January 23, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the creation of the Gender Equality Advisory Council, which will ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are integrated across all themes, activities and initiatives of Canada’s G7 Presidency.  The Council is co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Isabelle Hudon.

Gender inequality is present all around us…in the home, in the workplace…in government…in business…and in our everyday relationships.

Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment is a central theme and a top priority of Canada’s G7 Presidency.
It’s the right thing to do… and it’s the smart thing to do.