"The G20 Declaration has made important progress because, for the first time, the G20 countries have agreed and committed to women's empowerment in a separate full statement contained in the 46th commitment," the minister noted here on Thursday.
By stipulating the head of state's commitment to women's empowerment in a separate item, it not only showed concern for the fate of women but also demonstrated the seriousness of the G20 countries to place women and children as the core of inclusive and sustainable development, she remarked.
"This shows a commitment to build a global economic architecture that starts from equality and eliminates inequality, both in the distribution of domestic work and parenting as well as inequality," Puspayoga stated.
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This commitment also shows the support of the G20 countries for Indonesia's work, especially her ministry, in making various efforts to empower women and protect children. Thus, the PPPA Ministry will have a smooth process in ensuring the participation of women and children in all aspects of development.
In addition, in almost every point of the commitment, apart from point 46, the need to consider the role of women and child protection was mentioned, in points 6, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 41, and 44 concerning food, finance, health, education, digital technology workforce, economy, micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs), and infrastructure investment.
"This proves that the global economic architecture for the next year and in the future will be largely determined by the spirit of equality and the elimination of gender inequality," the minister affirmed.
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According to Puspayoga, the effort is aimed at including separate points on women's empowerment in various aspects of development is the long work that has been started since it was voiced at the 2015 G20 Summit in Turkey in the W20 Forum.
However, Indonesia, as Chair of the 2022 G20, is seriously preparing its own points on empowerment through a series of dialogs throughout the year organized by women's organizations, institutions, and the business world that are members of the W20 forum and the Empower forum.
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