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India flags transformative measures at G20 women's meet

Indian Minister Smriti Irani, at the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women Empowerment in Bali, apprised the representatives from the member countries of the "transformative" measures India has undertaken to leverage technology leading to the holistic development of women.

On the sidelines of the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women Empowerment - 'Closing Digital Gender Gap: Women's Participation in the Digital Economy and Future Work', Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani also interacted with Katy Gallagher, Australian Minister for Finance, Women & Public Service. Minister Irani shared with her the women-centric approach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies in the sectors of housing, health and financial inclusion.

Moreover, she also had a fruitful meeting with European Union Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli. "Her appreciation of India's capacity to deliver technological solutions at the grassroots for the empowerment of women was heart warming," Minister Irani wrote in a tweet.

Notably, the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women's Empowerment (G20 MCWE) 2022 officially opened on august 24 in Nusa Dua, Bali and will last until Thursday, August 25, 2022. The G20 MCWE was held in a hybrid format, and attended by the G20 MCWE member countries and special invitees.

Under the theme of "Recover Together, Recover Stronger to Close Gender Gap", G20 MCWE will raise three main issues, considering that women have experienced the most significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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