Winnie Byanyima Appointed to G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council
ABOUT G7 GENDER EQUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
- The G7 (Group of Seven) consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US.
- G7 comprises seven largest advanced economies in the world
- G7 countries own 62 percent of the global wealth
- G7 global wealth amounts to $280 trillion
- Canada took G7 presidency at the start of 2018
- Canada to host G7 Summit in June in Quebec
BASIS OF SELECTION OF MEMBERS
- One’s work and achievements
- Commitment to advancing gender equality
- Capacity to influence public discourse and contribute ideas that reach beyond traditional government-to-government relations.
WINNIE BYANYIMA REACTS TO SELECTION TO
G7 GENDER EQUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Winnie Byanyima said she was “Honoured to serve on Gender Equality Advisory Council to Canada’s G7 Presidency”.
“My focus will be- pursuing growth which benefits women and men equally and ending poverty in the world”.
She added that she looks forward to “work with amazing leaders on the Council”.
FULL LIST OF GENDER EQUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
• Winnie Byanyima – Executive Director, Oxfam International (Uganda)
• Diane Elson – Economist and Gender and Development Social Scientist (United Kingdom)
• Rosemary Ganley – Community Organizer (Canada)
• Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Laureate, Activist for Girls’ Education (Pakistan
• Leymah Gbowee – Nobel Laureate, Peace Activist (Liberia)
• Dayle Haddon – Founder, WomenOne (Canada)
• Yoko Hayashi – Member, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Japan)
• Katja Iversen – President & CEO, Women Deliver (Denmark)
• Roberta Jamieson – President & CEO, Indspire (Canada)
• Michael Kaufman – Co-founder, White Ribbon Campaign (Canada)
• Farrah Khan – Manager, Consent Comes First, Ryerson University (Canada)
• Isabelle Kocher – CEO, ENGIE Group (France)
• Christine Lagarde – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (France)
• Phumzile Mlambo – Executive Director, UN Women (South Africa)
• Maya Roy – CEO, YWCA Canada (Canada)
• Isabell Welpe – Professor, Chair for Strategy and Organization, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
• Christine Whitecross – Canadian Forces Lieutenant General, Commandant of NATO Defense College in Rome (Canada)
• Dillon Black – Anti-Violence Advocate, LGBTQ Advocate, PhD Candidate (Canada)
• Emma Bonino