- Published on Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:45
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Did you know that in 15 countries, women still require their husband's consent to work? In dozens more, women are forbidden from opening their own bank accounts, inheriting family property, or taking the same jobs as men.
When women are allowed to participate in the workforce and improve their own living standards, they are able to lift themselves from the cycle of poverty. Yet, there are still fewer women working in high-quality jobs than men.
It’s time for the world’s... most powerful countries to put their money where their mouth is. Email G20 leaders now and urge them to take concrete steps to get more women into work and create real gender equality.
In 2014, world leaders from the 20 biggest global economies committed to reducing the gender gap in employment by 25% by 2025. While commendable, the G20 has taken few concrete steps to achieve this.
In addition to improving basic human rights, think about the power and wealth that could be unlocked if women had the same opportunities as men. If delivered, this pledge has the potential to bring more than 100 million women into work and strengthen economies across the globe.
Ahead of this year’s G20 Summit in July, call on G20 leaders to fulfill their commitment and give more women access to fair and equal work.
Thank you for all that you do,
Leticia, Global Citizen, and CHIME FOR CHANGE
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