Nusa Dua, 23 November 2022. The end of the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, on November 15-16, 2022, resulted in 52 points of "Declaration of G20 Leaders", which were mutually agreed upon by all summit participants. Of the 8 points related to the issue of women's empowerment and gender participation, one of them is a recommendation from the G20 EMPOWER alliance, which is related to the issue of women's empowerment and gender equality. The results of the declaration of the G20 Bali Summit also stated that in the future the G20 would continue to provide support for the implementation of the issue of women's empowerment.
The Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) of the Republic of Indonesia, Bintang Puspayoga stated that "In particular, we view that the G20 declaration has made important progress because for the first time the G20 countries have agreed and committed to women's empowerment in a separate complete statement, which is contained in the 46th point of commitment to the G20 Leaders Declaration in Bali.”
The 46th point noted that:
Furthermore, Bintang emphasized that, with the stipulation of the head of state's commitment to empowerment in a separate item, it shows that the G20 is paying attention to the fate of women. In addition, G20 member countries are also serious about placing women and children at the core of inclusive and sustainable development. According to Bintang, they are also committed to building a global economic architecture that starts from equality and the elimination of inequality, both in the distribution of domestic work and caregiving as well as inequality.
Chair of G20 EMPOWER, Yessie D Yosetya, said, “As an alliance or working group of the G20 related to the empowerment and representation of women's economic progress, G20 EMPOWER has struggled to accelerate the leadership and empowerment of women in the private sector. In front of the Ministers for Women's Empowerment from all G20 member countries, we have demonstrated the ongoing commitment of G20 EMPOWER in bringing recommendations that can be followed up as part of the G20 working group of the Indonesian Presidency."
According to Yessie, the tireless marathon work of the G20 EMPOWER alliance throughout 2022 has yielded good results. The placement of women's empowerment to gender equality issues was declared to be one of the priorities at the G20 Summit of the Indonesian Presidency.
Meanwhile, G20 EMPOWER Co-Chair, Rina Prihatiningsih, said, "We really appreciate the decision of the G20 Presidency of Indonesia to declare seven other points related to the realization of access, participation, benefit, and control that is inclusive, fair, equal and sustainable so that no one is left behind. This means that there are a total of 8 out of 52 items or 15% of the contents of the declaration that discuss this issue. This means that there is a significant increase from the previous G20 Presidency in Italy which only reached 8%. Of course, this is a tangible manifestation of cross-sectoral collaboration between ministries, engagement group Women of 20 (W20), private institutions, women's organizations, and all those who are members of the EMPOWER forum, which helped ensure the achievement of this declaration."
Seven other points related to women’s empowerment and gender equality are:
A total of no less than 150 participants who attended directly the 4th Sherpa Meeting of the G20 Presidency of Indonesia. They are the Sherpa heads of the G20 member countries namely, Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the United States, European Union, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Canada, China, and Brazil. This limited meeting was also attended by representatives from all G20 working groups, including the G20 EMPOWER alliance as part of the Sherpa.