9
results found
1 - 9 of 9 Results
Date:
The World Economic Forum says that at the current rate of change, it will take 108 years to close the overall gender gap and 202 years to bring parity in the workplace. India has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world and a majority of women work in the informal sector.
Date:
Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s social isolation and economic fallout. They face increased violence, unpaid care work, and other inequalities and violations of their rights.
Date:
Part of UN Women’s Stories of Change series, this publication tells the story of Atefe Mansoori, an entrepreneur in Afghanistan who has defied her family and conservative factions to start her own saffron export business and provides training and employment opportunities to other women in Afghanistan.
Date:
Part of UN Women’s Stories of Change series, Ryahem Alem tells her story of going through UN Women’s intern programme. The 22-year-old from Badakhshan is a trainee midwife who was placed at Ali Seena Hospital in Kabul.
Date:
Part of UN Women’s Stories of Change series, this publication tells the story of Zarmeena, a survivor of violence who sought help at a UN Women-funded Women’s Protection Centre. The support services, legal support and vocational training has helped her return to school and escape violence.
Date:
Part of UN Women’s Stories of Change series, this publication tells the story of Nabila Azizi, a university graduate who went through UN Women’s intern programme and was placed with the World Food Programme.
Date:
From agriculture to traditional crafts, rural women sustain the informal sector in a variety of ways.
Date:
Women are often discriminated against and have difficulty accessing formal employment. Chinese women continue to receive lower pay than men for performing the same job, are more likely to work in the informal sector, and often confined to positions that are aligned with socially constructed gender roles.
Date:
Rural, indigenous people live in two simultaneous situations. While they have highly developed capabilities for management of biodiverse natural resources, they are lodged in a discriminated, excluded existence, away from the centre stage of economic and technological change.