Rural women’s inclusion: W20 main recommendations for G20 Leaders
Women 20 (W20), G20 engagement group that works for women’s full economic development, concluded its work regarding the inclusion of rural women in Salta on 3 August 2018.
The meeting was held as part of the W20’s international dialogue with the aim of addressing the last of the focus topics: the inclusion of rural women. The meeting was attended by Susana Balbo, Chair of the W20; Lara Blanco, Deputy of the Regional Director of UN Women and Jorge Werthein, Co-Chair of the focus topic and General Director of IICA (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) as well as representatives of the World Bank and FAO.
The meeting concluded with the communiqué adoption.
The recommendations that were reached will be presented in October to G20 leaders at the Summit in the city of Buenos Aires. To be published in a week, the recommendations have to do with ensuring rural women's access to productive factors and promoting investment in infrastructure and basic services such as education, comprehensive health and sanitary conditions. Furthermore, as in all other instances of dialogue, the request for governments to generate, analyze and use data disaggregated by sex was reinforced in order to generate accurate representations of the reality of women in the different areas dealt with.
Although rural women and girls represent more than a quarter of the world's population, gender and development indicators show that, at a global level, rural women are at a disadvantage compared to rural men and urban women. The lack of access to land, productive resources, infrastructure, roads, connectivity, drinking water, education, health and justice affect them disproportionately.
Press-release at the Argentinian W20 presidency official web-site