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In working with the China Centre for Promotion of SME Development, UN Women China presents this toolkit for SME managers, so that they can better address risks and build their own gender-responsive business continuity management systems, to promote a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable environment.
At the same time the world is witnessing changing future of work and women’s share in the gig economy is increasing. Reports indicate positive aspects of this growth, such as the financial independence women gain from entering this economy as well as enhancement in the sense of self-identity for those who participate in the economy through platforms that help them advertise and sell their goods and services. However, this area is also fraught with challenges for women. While the ease of doing business that comes from using digital platforms clearly facilitates women’s participation, it also renders them susceptible to sudden changes in employment opportunities or fluctuations in the economy.