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Why gender equality needs to be a core value


Recently, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society put out a manifesto – a call for action to the G7 governments, ahead of their (now just-concluded) meeting in Quebec. It asked the G7 to take seven key steps for women’s empowerment and gender equality. Other groups also made their recommendations, and while it’s a step in the right direction, too often, women’s equality and empowerment are viewed as their own, standalone goal — something to be undertaken as part of corporate responsibility, siloed under diversity and inclusion, or worse, as a “women’s issue.”

And, writes Sophie Lambin, if the only ones in the room talking about gender equality are women, we’ve failed.

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