Let’s hold G7 leaders accountable to their promises on gender equality - Euractiv
We need progress not promises on gender equality. That is why G7 leaders need to establish a mechanism that keep governments to their commitments, argue Friederike Röder, Joe Powell, Aurélie Gal-Régniez and Philippe Lévêque.
Friederike Röder is EU and France director of ONE; Joe Powell is Deputy CEO of the Open Government Partnership; Aurélie Gal-Régniez is Equipop executive director; and Philippe Lévêque is executive director of Care France
Gender equality is having its moment in 2019. After being the focus of the 2018 G7 Summit in Canada, this year’s G7 in France will also put gender equality at the center. The Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC), convened last year by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is solidifying its work under the impetus of President Emmanuel Macron. This Council brings together a spectacular group of gender advocates, from the chiefs of UN Women, Women Deliver and the Global Partnership for Education, to Nobel Peace Prize winners Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, and artists renowned for social engagement like Angélique Kidjo and Emma Watson.