Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Gender gap becoming a chasm in labour market

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

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.

  1. In developing regions, up to 95% of women’s employment is informal, in jobs that are unprotected by labour laws and lack social protection.
  2. In South Asia, the gender pay gap is 35% for women with children compared to 14% for those without.
  3. This is a care penalty that unfairly punishes women for stepping in when the State does not provide resources