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W20 - G20 Women's Engagement Group

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Ana Fontes
Women 20, better known by the acronym W20, is one of the G20's official independent engagement groups focused on promoting gender equity and women's economic empowerment. It was established during Australia's presidency in 2014 and, like all other engagement groups, aims to recommend policies and commitments to the leadership of G20 countries.

Ana Fontes – Chair W20 Brazil

About Us

Women 20, better known by the acronym W20, is one of the G20’s independent engagement groups (G20 Social) focused on promoting gender equity and women’s economic empowerment. It was established during Australia’s presidency in 2014, Brazil has participated since 2017, and, like all other engagement groups, aims to recommend policies and commitments to the leadership of G20 countries.

Each year, the W-20 prepares a document with key areas and recommendations known as a “Communique” , delivering it to each country leader’s designated representative person (Sherpa) and advocating for the inclusion of these recommendations in the final G20 declaration. W20 brings together experts on various topics, from G20 countries, working in the majority of civil society and segments such as startups, universities and social businesses. During the preparation of Communique, delegations are divided into working groups that analyze themes, success stories of policies and actions and prepare suggestions. The country responsible for the presidency nominates one of the people to lead the working groups and can invite experts to participate. In addition to the work of delegations, the country promotes national dialogues with representatives of civil society organizations and government bodies that aim to promote women’s rights. All of this production is announced at an in-person event (Summit) , which includes the participation of international organizations and companies collaborating with content curation or sponsorship.

About G20

Main forum for international economic cooperation that brings together 19 countries and the European Union. Each year one of the countries assumes the presidency, to reach the annual declaration of commitments, the forum’s governance has 3 tracks . Engagement groups are one of these tracks and feed both the track of government representatives’ working groups and the government’s working groups on finance. In 2023, India led the bloc that included the African Union (AU) in the group and in 2024 Brazil will be responsible for presiding over the forum and the respective working groups and engagement groups. Some of the other engagement groups are: B20 (business), C20 (civil society), L20 (work), S20 (science), T20 (think tank), Y20 (youth) and Startups20.

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W20 Brazil

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Inception Meeting

On February 5, 2024, our Delegation held a Women 20 Brazil 2024 meeting with the participation of 80 delegates from countries participating in the W20. Our co–head, Janaína Gama, presented the

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W20 Handover meeting

We officially held the handover of the W20, G20‘s engagement group, received leadership from India, and we are ready to embrace the enormous responsibility of continuing the inspiring work done

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About W20

Brazil leads for the first time, in 2024, the G20 economic forum, which brings together the 19 largest economies in the world, as well as the European Union and South