Rural women can be “powerful economic agents” but policy makers should recognise their needs in order for them to “unleash” their potential, an expert from the UN food agency has said.
Women whose jobs are insecure or “precarious” face a higher rate of sexual abuse in the workplace, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.
At a time when women’s rights are coming under fire in some parts of the world, it is important that the UN sends the message that women’s economic empowerment matters.
#CSW61 focuses on women in the changing world of work
Activists, celebrities and governments are joining the UN to combat what they describe as the “great robbery” of pay inequality
Gender inequality in the workplace could cost the world an estimated US$12 trillion in global growth over the next decade, according to a 2015 study.
The world of work is changing and women should be empowered to “leapfrog” into high-tech or green jobs in the future, the Deputy-Executive Director of UN Women has said.
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