2018 Canada

The Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency (“the Council”) was mandated to promote a transformative G7 agenda and support leaders and ministers in ensuring that gender equality and gender-based analysis were integrated across all themes, activities and outcomes of Canada’s G7 Presidency.

The Council carried out its mandate by advising the G7 Presidency and recommending concrete actions for the G7 to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment across all areas of the G7’s work. The Council’s recommendations were reviewed by the G7 Presidency, and G7 consensus was sought to implement the recommendations and proposed actions.

The Council’s work was organized by the five priority themes of Canada’s G7 Presidency:

-Investing in growth that works for everyone
-Preparing for jobs of the future
-Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment
-Working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy
-Building a more peaceful and secure world

The 2018 Gender Equality Advisory Council members were:

Melinda Gates (USA, Chair)
Isabelle Hudon (Canada, Chair)
Dillon Black (Canada)
Emma Bonino (Italy)
Winnie Byanyima (Uganda)
Diane Elson (UK)
Rosemary Ganley (Canada)
Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
Dayle Haddon (Canada)
Yoko Hayashi (Japan)
Katja Iversen (Denmark)
Roberta Jamieson (Canada)
Michael Kaufman (Canada)
Farrah Khan (Canada)
Isabelle Kocher (France)
Christine Lagarde (France)
Phumzile Mlambo (South Africa)
Maya Roy (Canada)
Isabell Welpe (Germany)
Christine Whitecross (Canada)
Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)

Information sheet (PDF) Final Report (PDF)