Forum 2016 Issues: Closing the gender gap
Gender 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.
- Gender equality
- G20: OECD to help monitor growth and gender commitments
- Key findings: PISA 2012 results: The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence
- Women in Government
- Policy Brief: Parental leave: Where are the fathers?
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- The economic empowerment of women for more productive and inclusive societies, Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
- What dads can do for gender equality, Monika Queisser, Willem Adema & Chris Clarke, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
- Family-friendly governance in response to demographic challenges, Katalin Veresne Novák, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
- Women for peace, Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founding Chair, International Women’s Forum and Ibrahim Gambari, Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Nigeria, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
- Fighting poverty means fighting sexism, Michael Elliott, President and CEO, The ONE Campaign
- Women in Public Life - Gender, Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa
- Women, Government and Policy Making in OECD Countries
- Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now
Why gender balance can't wait, Harvard Business Review
Sodexo Recognized by Women’s Empowerment Principles for Championing Gender Equality