Gender Equality at Work

(CC) EL Gringo / FlickrThe World Bank has just published “Gender at Work.” The report highlights the need for coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work.

According to the study, women are more economically excluded that men, and trends suggest that in the last 20 years women’s labor participation has dismissed, dropping from 57 to 55 percent globally.

Countries need to implement the best policies to advance gender equality at work. On the other hand the private sector can lead the way by creating a family-friendly working environment and reviewing human resource policies and systems.

The report recommends governments target actions that cover a woman’s life cycle.

Download the Gender at Work report.