G7 Call to Action: Ditch discriminatory laws and push progressive ones – Women Deliver

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G7 Call to Action: Ditch discriminatory laws and push progressive ones


The next G7 Summit will be held this weekend in Biarritz, France. It will gather the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, along with the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, to discuss global policy issues of high relevance on diplomatic agendas. And this year, France is focused on tackling the roots of inequality. That's great news for our community of advocates.

To ensure leaders use their power to drive progress for girls and women, the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) – of which Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen is a member – developed a package of recommendations, backed up by 79 inspiring laws.

Recommendations from the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Group

The GEAC's message to world leaders is clear:

  1. Ditch gender discriminatory laws
  2. Push progressive ones
  3. Invest in implementation and women's orgs
  4. Measure, treasure, and move from words to action

Following these recommendations is an important step in that direction because all words matter, but words in legislation matter a little more.

Help us make some noise!

Add your voice to the conversation and insist that gender equality remains at the top of the G7 agenda!

Our social media toolkit includes sample social media messages, hashtags, and Twitter handles of all the key players.

Katja and the Gender Equality Advisory Council will present the official recommendations to French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday 23 August at the Elysée Palace. We want you right there with us. Let's raise our collective voices and make sure leaders hear our demands! #BeBraveG7

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