Women and the Economy. (F)
Women’s participation in remunerated work in the formal and non-formal labour market has changed and increased significantly, but there are considerable differences in women’s and men’s access to and opportunities to exert power over the economic structures in their societies according to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Equality, Development and Peace (BPfA) 1995. Discrimination in education and training, hiring and remuneration, promotion and horizontal mobility practices, as well as inflexible working conditions, lack of access to productive resources and inadequate sharing of family responsibilities, combined with a lack of or insufficient services such as childcare, continue to restrict employment, economic, professional and other opportunities and mobility for women and make their involvement stressful.
Bibl. : p. 23-30.