THIS WEEK: Banyima appointed to the G7 council
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wife to opposition strong man KizzaBesigye and Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been appointed to the gender and equality advisory council to the Canadian presidency of the G7 member countries.
Byanyima together with nine other women activists chosen on the basis of their ability to influence public discourse and commitment to advance gender equality are expected to support leaders and ministers in ensuring that gender equality and gender-based analysis are integrated across all themes, activities and outcomes of Canada’s G7 Presidency which it achieved on Jan. 01
Responding to the appointment through her twitter handle, Byanyima said her focus will be pursuing growth which benefits women and men equally and ending poverty in the world.
The G7 also known as the Group of Seven, is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries, with the seven largest advanced economies in the world, represent more than 62% of the global net wealth estimated at $280 trillion.