G7 must address hunger and gender equality15 May 2023
We're calling on G7 states to put age and gender equality and equity at the centre of policies, address the gendered impacts of climate change, and end the global hunger crisis.
The G7 summit begins on Friday in Hiroshima, Japan. Plan International has put together a response to the Foreign Ministers’ Communique addressing critical concerns around climate change and the growing hunger crisis.
We’re calling on member states to put age and gender equality and equity at the centre of policies, address the gendered impacts of climate change, end the global hunger crisis, and publicly report on the progress of the commitments made in previous G7 Summits.
While these issues were included in the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Communique, we have put together specific recommendations to address these concerns.
Gender equality is fundamental
We welcome the reaffirmation of G7’s global leadership on gender equality and the promotion and protection of the rights of women and girls in all their diversity as articulated in the Communique. As an organisation that works to advance children’s rights and gender equality, we believe that this is fundamental in sustainably achieving the other goals and pledges set out in the Communique.
We share the same concern over the global rollback of women’s and girls’ rights, and the disproportionate impact of conflict and crisis on them and therefore urgently call on G7 Leaders to put age and gender equality and equity at the centre of policies, through implementing feminist foreign and development principles.
This includes investing in children and young people, especially girls, within a life course approach and intersectional and inclusion lens.
Download our full response here: