On December 1, GEAC Chair Jutta Allmendinger handed over this year’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council recommendations to Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. GEAC highlighted recommendations to the G7 Leaders in 7 different policy areas: Funding; Ownership, Entrepreneurship, and Investment; Care Economy; Feminist Diplomacy; Gender-based violence; Gender and Crisis; and Intersectional Policy.
At the press conference, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed the great importance of gender equality, especially in times of crisis. In view of the common values of the G7 countries, it is essential to achieve gender equality, Scholz said in the Chancellor’s Office. There, he received the GEAC recommendations.
The Chancellor received the recommendations from the Chair of the Advisory Council, Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, with eight members of the GEAC in attendance. According to Allmendinger, the report is a „call“ to take a particularly committed approach to major challenges such as pandemics, war, energy shortages and the climate crisis. After all, these crises affect women more than men. The advisory council chairwoman also described the recommendations as a „plea for better data“ with regard to the issue of equality.
The Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) is an independent group of experts that develops recommendations on gender equality issues along the entire G7 agenda. During Germany’s G7 presidency this year, the German Chancellor appointed 21 experts to this advisory council. This year’s GEAC members come from a total of 14 countries and bring together expertise from academia, civil society, business and politics.