New Delhi :-
Workshop intends to identify and developing actionable strategies to empower women to take lead for socio-economic development
NITI Aayog is organizing a workshop on the theme of Nari Shakti: Towards Women-led Development on 8 November 2023 (Wednesday) at Park Hotel, New Delhi. This will be eighth in the series of G20 Feeder Thematic Workshops being organized on 10 themes discussed in the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration (NDLD). The knowledge partner of this workshop is the Institute of What Works to Advance Gender Equality (IWWAGE).
This workshop will endeavour to bring together various views from experts, entrepreneurs, innovators, academia, representatives of think-tanks, and government working on gender equality and empowerment to identify the way forward and the required resources to achieve the objectives and outcomes mentioned in the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration.
It will be divided into following four segments. Each segment will aim to coalesce into specific action points and strategies that are required to implement the vision laid out in the NDLD:
- Women in the economy: Enhancing women’s economic and social empowerment: Women’s social and economic empowerment is of paramount importance for fostering inclusive and thriving societies. The segment will explore various pathways to increase women’s meaningful participation in the workforce, role of government and private sector to achieve the same as well as the resources required to enable women to join workforce.
- Women’s collectives: strengthening SHGs, women-led FPOs and rural women’s leadership abilities: Women collectives like SHGs, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) etc. are undeniably a unique and important gender-responsive policy solution in terms of securing employment, financial autonomy secured through credit and savings, improving women’s capabilities around decision-making, fostering leadership, and communicative abilities and so on. This segment will discuss strategies that will enable these groups/collectives to reach the next stage of economic empowerment and also to expand their coverage in the urban areas.
- Women and the future of work: bridging digital and skilling gaps for access to jobs and strengthening women’s entrepreneurship: Women’s access to digital and financial services can be a critical enabler of their labor force participation. This segment will delve into the trends in the future work, strategies to improve women’s access to these skills and to bridge the gender skill gap and various strategies to promote women’s entrepreneurship.
- Legal safeguards for the empowerment of women: Legal frameworks can provide a powerful avenue for women to not only access justice, but also proactively set norms for their empowerment. The segment will explore various strategies to further strengthen the legal safeguards to create a safe space for women’s safety and empowerment.
This workshop will be an opportunity for industry, academics, experts, and civil society representatives to collaborate and design a roadmap for comprehensive gender equality and empowerment.