Carrying out the G20 Presidency, Turkey established the W20 (Women20) participation group under the G20 with the understanding of gender equality and equal participation in the economy. At the first Sherpa meeting held in Istanbul on 15-16 December 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan pioneered the establishment of this formation, in agreement with other G20 members.
Within the framework of the W20 Turkey Organizing Committee, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs (KAGIDER) has undertaken the duties of the Presidency and Secretariat, and other stakeholders act in cooperation with the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) and the Turkish Businesswomen's Association (TİKAD). The formation, which includes the representatives of the countries within the G20, as well as the representatives of some countries and international organizations that received additional invitations, was officially established for the first time during Turkey's G20 Presidency.
Discussions were held on the topics included in the Priority Policy Areas document with the W20 Summit, then content was created for the document signed by world leaders at the G20 Leaders Summit held in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015.
W20 Final Communique
1-Address women’s economic empowerment through strengthening linkages between education, employment and entrepreneurship
2-Support work and life balance by developing and/or improving infrastructural mechanisms for social care (child, elderly, sick and disable care)
3-Increase the number of women both in public and private sector leadership positions
4-Ensure women’s access to financial and productive assets as well as to markets
5-Eliminate workplace discrimination, enforce legal rights and promote equal opportunities
6-Strengthen women’s economic, social and political networks
7-Support women-owned enterprises and innovation
8-Promote women’s leadership in creating sustainable consumption patterns and green growth
9-Deliver adequate social protection and improve working conditions for women
10- In order to develop a monitoring framework, based on available data sets and empirical studies, the G20 should develop a scorecard using the following indicators:
1.Labor force participation rate: Female-to-male ratio of labor-force participation rate (20%)
2.Professional and technical jobs: Female-to-male ratio of representation in professional and technical jobs (10%)
3.Perceived wage gap for similar work: Female-to-male ratio of wages for similar work (10%)
4.Leadership positions: Female-to-male ratio of representation in leadership positions (10%)
5.Unpaid care work: Male-to-female ratio of time spent on unpaid care work (10%)
6.Education level: Female-to-male composite ratio of adult literacy rate, secondary education enrollment rate, and tertiary education enrollment rate (10%)
7.Financial inclusion: Female-to-male composite ratio of the rate of account holders at a financial institution, rate of borrowing, and mobile banking rates (10%)
8.Digital inclusion: Female-to-male composite ratio of the rate of internet and mobile users (10%)
9.Number of care institutions: Child care, elderly care, disable care, sick care in proportion to the total population (10%)
10.Number of new business registrations by women: Collect sex-disaggregated data at the time of business registration to build a data-base of companies owned by women.