UN report says women are forced to work under harsh conditions.
The Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 report comes 20 years after the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
- In developing regions, up to 95% of women’s employment is informal, in jobs that are unprotected by labour laws and lack social protection.
- In South Asia, the gender pay gap is 35% for women with children compared to 14% for those without.
- This is a care penalty that unfairly punishes women for stepping in when the State does not provide resources