GENDER EQUITY AND EQUALITY (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     20th January 2024        
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Context: India recently launched the "Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality" at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos.


Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality

  • About: Originating from the G20 Leaders’ Declaration and India's commitment to women-led development, the Alliance takes shape under Prime Minister of India’s vision.
  • Objectives: To consolidate global best practices, facilitate knowledge sharing, and attract investments in critical areas such as women’s health, education, and enterprise.
  • G20 Commitments: Aligned with G20 leaders' commitments, the Alliance builds upon the activities of engagement groups like Business 20, Women 20, and G20 EMPOWER for the global community's benefit.
  • Partnerships: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CII Centre for Women Leadership, World Economic Forum, and Invest India.
  • Alignment with Global Initiatives: Rooted in India's commitment to "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" and the principle of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Prayas," the Alliance focuses on gender equity and equality on a global scale.
  • Women Leadership Lounge at WEF: A unique initiative at WEF, the 'We Lead' lounge facilitated conversations on women-led development, digital gender gap, women’s health, and showcased products by women entrepreneurs.

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