«Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right. It is also a keystone of a prosperous, modern economy that provides sustainable inclusive growth. Recognising that gender equality is essential for ensuring that men and women can contribute fully for the betterment of societies and economies at large, G20 Leaders first committed to “women’s full economic and social participation” in Los Cabos in 2012. They then set the ambitious goal to reduce the gender gap in labour market participation by 25% by 2025 (the 25x25 target) at the 2014 Brisbane Summit, and committed to implementing a set of policies to improve the quality of women’s employment and the provision of support services. Since then, as documented by the OECD, most G20 countries have made progress, but much remains to be done. In 2016, the gap in labour market participation rates between men and women aged 15-64 was around 26% for G20 economies. Today the digital transformation provides new avenues for the economic empowerment of women and can contribute to greater gender equality. The Internet, digital platforms, mobile phones and digital financial services offer “leapfrog” opportunities for all and can help bridge the divide by giving women the possibility to earn additional income, increase their employment opportunities, and access knowledge and general information. We need to seize this opportunity to foster greater gender equality in the labour market, boost economic growth and build a more inclusive, digital world. (...). Continue a ler. na pg. 5.