Women’s Economic Empowerment Brief for 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories
In 2021, Ridgeway information Ltd. was engaged by UN Women under the Coordination Unit to lead the research and design of a series of Gender Equality Briefs for the Pacific.
The Women’s Economic Empowerment brief provides the background and current status of women’s economic empowerment in the region. The brief highlights the gaps in women’s economic empowerment data and information in the region, including women in formal and informal employment, barriers to employment, laws that enable participation of women, and other data as available.
The Women’s Economic Empowerment brief was developed in addition to the one regional and 14 country gender equality briefs. The purpose of the briefs is to have easily accessible resources that encompass the key gender equality issues and commitments in each country, that include the most updated gender data and statistics available, and that are fully referenced to be used to inform a variety of audiences and to increase gender mainstreaming in key document development.