Why put gender on the 2014 G20 agenda? That's the focus of an ANU policy forum, co-hosted by the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and Chatham House.
It’s hearing thoughts from women and men across the globe, on why more women need to be at the table at major global meetings, as well as possible investments the G20 could take to advance gender equality in its pursuit of sustainable, balanced and inclusive economic growth.
Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, gave the keynote address on Wednesday.
"Gender equality is not a women's issue," she said.
"It is also not a men's issue. It is an issue for society, for the community, for government, for each and every one of us."
Senator Cash's speech can be heard in this podcast.
Other speakers at the event include Professor Veronica Taylor, Dean, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU; Dr Helen Szoke, CEO, Oxfam Australia; Dr Susan Harris Rimmer, Director of Studies, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific; and Dr John Hendra, from UN Women.
The 2014 G20 Leaders Summit will be held in Brisbane in November.