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UNGCNI organizes 3rd Gender equality summit 2020 in New Delhi

On the March 6, 2020, UNGCNI (United Nations Global Compact Network India), a country level platform for public & private sector, businesses to align stakeholders’ responsible practices towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),has organized the 3rd edition of its Gender Equality Summit 2020 with the theme “India Inc. For Generation Equality: Decade of Action” at The Park in New Delhi.3rd Gender Equality SummitKey Points:

i.The summit, aims to create a strong roadmap towards gender equality at workplaces in India, focuseson driving and bringing in change for equal opportunities in employment and growth for the women skill workforce.

ii.The summit also coincides with the International Women’s day (March 8), and consequently linked the international theme with the Indian context to underscore the present generation as a main role and the India Inc as a key catalyst for gender equality.

iii.The summit saw the participation of over 250 leaders including Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Representative of UN Women MCO for India, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka & Anjali Singh, MD, Deutsche Bank to share insights on ‘women empowerment.

Theme paper on ‘Rethinking Gender Representation across Value Chains’ released
During the Summit, a theme paper on “Rethinking Gender Representation across Value Chains” was released in association with Grant Thornton India.

The paper showcases that, the estimated income of Female workforce in India is a just one-fifth of male income & is also among the world’s lowest (144th ) one.

Just only 14 % of leadership position (136th rank) was comprised by Indian women and also 30 %  of them involved in professional and technical areas. In 2018, about 39% of the women workforce witnessed, but held only 27 % of managerial positions.

If Women’s labour force is same as Men’s labour force then it can boost, India’s GDP(Gross Domestic Product) by 27%.

India is the only nation among the 153 countries, which accounted economic gender gap (35.4 %) is larger than the political gap (41.1 per cent)
The talent force LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community witnessed as main catalyst in the coming years.

The employed women who are working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries accounted 38.7% in global level but only 13.8 % of landholders are women.
About15 million girls & 10 million boys of primary school age are out of school.

Best Practices Awards on Women at Workplace presented
The summit saw the presentation of top Best Innovative Practices Awards ‘Women at Work – Place’.

Here are the winners:

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S.No Award Name Won by
1 Public Sector ONGC(Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
2 Private Sector Nestle, Runner’s Up – Zensar
3 NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Sector Bharti Foundation
4 Academic Sector Salipur School
5 Special Jury Recognition Award First Steps Babywear Pvt Ltd

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About United Nations Global Compact(UNGC):
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)
CEO & Executive Director- Lise Kingo