Forum 2016 Issues: Closing the gender gap


© Shutterstock / Rawpixel.comGender equality is central to increasing productivity and inclusiveness.

To achieve the G20 target of closing the gender employment gap by 25% by 2025, it will be essential to focus on women in the work environment and to address the social, cultural, legal, and political barriers they face.

It will be important that the public and private sector dovetail their approaches. More girls need to be encouraged to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers, as it is of concern that women may in the future not be in a position to benefit from the digital economy. 


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