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G20 Leader’s Declaration

This is how you positively shape the society! Check the G20 Leader’s Declaration and our Youth 20 Communiqué!

Check the official document: G20-Declaration
On Women’s Empowerment, the leaders focused on Access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) “related trainings and occupations is therefore key to establish an enabling environment for women’s empowerment. We welcome the launch of the #eSkills4Girls initiative.”

This is a great achievement for the Youth Leaders and the Women20 Summits!

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EU Prize for Women Innovators

 

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The winners are:
1st Prize: Michela Magas, founder of Stromatolite, Design Innovation Labs in Sweden and UK, building a new generation of incubation and creative technology toolkits for innovation.
2nd Prize: Petra Wadström, founder of Solvatten, which produces a portable water purifier and water heater that are powered by solar energy.
3rd Prize: Claudia Gärtner from Germany, founder of microfluidic ChipShop, which provides “lab-on-a-chip” systems as miniaturized solutions for better diagnostics.

Furthermore,  Kristina Tsvetanova won the Rising Innovator 2017 Prize. She is CEO of BLITAB Technology, has produced the first tablet for blind users, called BLITAB.

Read more: ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=women-innovators

 

 

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Empowering women

Gender equality is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals aim to end discrimination against women around the world.

Empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development.

There are still severe inequalities in access to paid employment. Sexual violence, the unequal division of unpaid domestic work, and discrimination in public decision making remain huge barriers.

Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and affording women equal rights to economic resources and encouraging more women leaders across all regions will help strengthen policies for a better gender equality.

Read more: undp.org

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