Women: Economy and Employment

April 2012 FEATURE
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(Adapted from Gender and Rights: Analysis for Action by Cecilia Ng.)The 2009 International Labour Organization (ILO) report on Global Employment Trends for Women warned that, with the deepening of the recession in 2009, the global job crisis is expected to worsen, exacerbating gender inequality. Moreover, the current crisis will place new hurdles towards sustainable and socially equitable growth, making it increasingly difficult for women to find decent work. Among the affected will be the many women in the informal sector,...

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