gender gap

‘Global care crisis’ set to affect 2.3 billion people warns UN labour agency

A “global care crisis” is looming which could affect 2.3 billion people by 2030, United Nations work experts warned on Thursday, highlighting the potential for greater inequality in a sector where women already perform “more than three-quarters” of all unpaid work.

Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from matching men’s – UN report

Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to management positions, a United Nations labor report has found.

Accelerating gender equality in Africa

Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.

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UN Gender Focus: female athletes, economic inequality and sexual violence

Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”

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Women still "struggling" to reach high-level positions

The celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March should remind the world that there is “still a long way to go” before gender equality is fully achieved.

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Addressing gender gap could boost productivity of women farmers

Women farmers could be up to 25% more productive if they’re more rights to carry out their work.

That’s the view of the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

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Leaders encouraged to “Step It Up for Gender Equality”

There can be no sustainable future if half the world’s population lacks equal rights, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The UN chief is urging world leaders to make gender equality a global priority to achieve his vision of “a 50:50 Planet by 2030.”

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Women-owned cooperatives closing gender gap in rural Morocco

Small loans to women-owned cooperatives from the UN’s agricultural development fund, IFAD, are helping to close the gender gap in Morocco.

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Growing gender gap in mobile phone use

Men have greater access to mobile telephone services across the developing world and use them more than women.

That’s according to a director at the Connected Women Programme of the GSMA, an association of mobile operators.

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