Women 20 (W20) Engagement GroupG20 India: Calling for an equal and equitable society for womenDr Sandhya Purecha and Dharitri Patnaik

Dr Sandhya Purecha and Dharitri Patnaik
Contd from previous issue
Women Entrepreneurship: The W20 agenda recognizes the importance of entrepreneurship and decent work, specifically in Goal 8.3 (SDG) that states – “Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.”
W20 will conduct dialogues and consultations with entrepreneurs, startup unicorns, nano- and micro-entrepreneurs and highlight their recommendations.
Global Consensus Building: Women’s economic empowerment is one of the world’s most promising areas of investment, biggest emerging markets, talent pools, and demographic dividends to be tapped.
W20 will work towards building global consensus on women’s economic empower- ment as a force multiplier for good governance, economic growth, poverty and hunger eradication, achieving food security and nutrition for all, sustainable consumption and production patterns, prioritizing environmental sustainability, and overall SDG achievement.
As a universal call to action for all stakeholders, including in business, government, women and civil society, the W20 Agenda articulates priorities for joint efforts, so that all women, including women from marginalized sections, can share the benefits of economic growth and development, with no one left behind. W20 will focus on the G20 and W20 Troika and ensure continuity of W20 priorities and work.
Role Models and Women Trailblazers: Women have contributed richly to the achievements of science, technology, engineering and many more. W20 will acknowledge the role models who can inspire women to achieve.
Transformational schemes and practices of government and civil society: Analysing government schemes to understand models of governance that have worked for women is one of the key priorities for W20. For example, of the Ladli Laxmi Yojna in Madhya Pradesh, can be used as a case-study to showcase good practices by government and civil society.
Dr. Sandhya Purecha leads the W20 engagement group as Chairalong with eminent women as India delegates/participants that include Dr. Jyoti Kiran Shukla, Prof Shamika Ravi, Ms. Bharati Ghosh, Raveena Tandon, and Dharitri Patnaik as the Chief Coordinator of the W20 Secretariat (FICCI FLO). AMUL is the engagement group’s institutional partner. PIB