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Increasing women’s workforce participation: Barriers and solutions from the G20 and beyond - CSW59 Side Event
12 Mar 2015 -  CSW59 Side Event organised by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations and The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.
In late 2014, G20 leaders committed to reduce the gap in workforce participation rates between men and women by 25% by 2025. This panel discussion will explore how to improve women’s workforce participation within G20 countries and beyond. Sharing examples from different country and economic contexts, the panel will discuss the barriers that inhibit the full and equal participation of women.
The panel will also consider the economic impacts of unequal workforce participation, and will discuss recent policies, measures, and approaches from around the world intended to improve women’s workforce participation, economic empowerment, and gender equality.
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