GCNI’s 3rd gender equality summit in India carries forward the momentum built by the previous two summits around Gender Equal India. The summit coincides with the International Women’s day, and consequently, aligns the international theme with the Indian fabric to highlight the current generation as a key driver and the India Inc as a key catalyst for gender equality.
Being more aware, more connected and more vocal about gender rights, this ‘Generation Equality’ holds the potential to bring about a change from the rural entrepreneurial landscape to the formal urban workplace. GES 2020 deliberates on how the 2020 India Inc can channel this potential through its know-how and resources to magnify focus on gender equality, gender norms and gender neutrality across industries and sectors.
This summit builds from the Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) to unite India Inc. as it calls for thoughts from the Private Sector, Governments, not-for-profits and community at large. As we step into the next decade, this summit is a platform for discussing the issues in the current day and what is required to ensure gender equality in the years to come.
Gender inequality is deeply embedded in our society, even as India has taken rapid strides and established herself as a global force. We cannot wish away the reality that there is significant room for improvement when it comes to incorporating women in dominant political, social and economic narratives. While we have definitely made a start, it is critical to maintain momentum and for this all stakeholders must take active steps to embed gender...