India has committed to addressing gender and women-centered issues through mutual collaboration with the G20 group of countries, said Smriti Irani, the Union’s minister for women and children development.
The minister expressed India’s solidarity with the G20 in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in partner countries while speaking at the first G20 ministerial conference on women’s empowerment in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, in a hybrid on Thursday Format spoke.
Irani has joined the “G20 Equality Ministers” and is committed to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women through cooperation and coordination in all relevant forums, according to a press release from the Ministry of Women’s and Children’s Development.
“The minister highlighted the various initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India to promote gender equality, provide better health care and strengthen the safety of women,” the statement said.
The conference recognized shared goals and shared responsibilities to advance the goals of equality and development for women and girls in all fields including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), financial and digital literacy, the environment and sustainability.
The G20 comprises 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Great Britain and the USA.