India has declared the formation of the Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality Alliance, emphasizing its dedication to fostering women-led development.
The initiative originated from the G20 leaders’ declaration and India’s commitment to advancing women-led development, according to Smriti Irani, the Minister of Women and Child Development. Irani made this announcement during the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 18, highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on women’s leadership.
Irani pointed out that Prime Minister Modi, in addition to achieving a high growth rate and controlling inflation, has provided food security to 800 million Indian citizens and supported people globally. The alliance, named for its commitment to global welfare, aims to build upon the engagements and initiatives of the G20 framework, including the Business 20, Women 20, and G20 EMPOWER.
The announcement took place at an India reception hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Davos, attended by Irani, Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, and other dignitaries. Klaus Schwab, the founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), expressed his support for the initiative.
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of CII, described the alliance’s launch as a purposeful initiative with the involvement of key stakeholders. He emphasized CII’s commitment to bringing together industries from India and around the world to collaborate on gender equity and women’s leadership.
R. Dinesh, President of CII, highlighted India’s leadership in women empowerment during its G20 presidency, recognizing the launch of the alliance at Davos as another opportunity to unite stakeholders in making the world a better place for women.