Economies that work for women

September 20, 2015

In a recent High-Level Dialogue on ‘Economies that Work for Women’, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discussed the achievements and limitations regarding women and work around the globe.

Informal employment and unpaid care work were listed as significant structural causes of gender inequality. In some developing regions, up to 75% of women are employed informally or are unprotected by labour laws, and in Pakistan, women report performing up to 10 times more unpaid care work than men.

We must ensure that corporations support decent work and equal pay, as well as target community needs by considering how women can be involved in national infrastructure projects.

Read the full speech on the UN Women Asia and the Pacific website.

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