Two day meeting of Women-20 Inception in Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar

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The Women-20 (W20) Inception meeting was held at Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar (Aurangabad), Maharashtra to discuss the improvement in the status and condition of women across the world during India's G20 Presidency from February 27-28, 2023. Which was inaugurated by Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Smriti Zubin Irani.

An Overview of the news:

  • The main theme of the W20 meeting is 'The pursuit of gender equality, equity and dignity for women-led development'.

  • The main objective of the meeting is to promote gender equality and economic empowerment of women.

  • The five priority areas of the W20 under India's G20 Presidency are:

    • Enhancing participation of women in entrepreneurship sector

    • grassroots women leadership

    • bridging the gender digital divide

    • education and skill development and women as change makers and

    • Taking climate resilience action for girls.

  • In the W20 Inception Meet to be held in India, these five issues were discussed to increase the participation of women in all fields. Apart from this, gender related issues were discussed during the meeting.

Three meeting of Women-20:

  • A total of three meetings of the W20 Inception are being held in India during the G20 Presidency.

    • The first meeting was held from February 27-28, 2023 at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

    • The second meeting will be held in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 13-14 April and

    • The third meeting will be held on June 15-16 at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu on the sidelines of the W20 summit.

Women-20 Conference:

  • Under Women-20, G20 aims to promote gender equality and economic empowerment of women in the world.

  • It was established in 2015 during the presidency of Turkey.

  • It aims to ensure that gender considerations are mainstreamed into G20 discussions and translated into the G20 Leaders' Declaration in the form of policies and commitments.

  • The President of the W20 is Dr. Sandhya Purecha, President of the Sangeet Natak Akademi during India's G20 Presidency.

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