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Economically speaking, women are still losing.

Some facts and figures from UN Women that will open your eyes!

The fight for women's economic empowerment is still far from over, despite numerous initiatives and hard work over the years.

Below are some of the key points taken from the UN Women that we would like to share with all which will emphasize the importance of having sustainable and persistent movements and/or initiatives to women's economic empowerment.

  • There are laws restricting women from accessing the job market in both developed and developing countries. For instance, in some countries, there are laws which prevent women from working in the same job as men, and some give power to the husbands to prevent their wives from working.

  • Women are less likely to participate in the labour market and are more likely to be unemployed than men around the world.

  • Globally, women are paid less than men - for every dollar earned by a man, a woman only earns 77 cents for the same job.

  • Women bear disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work.

  • Women are less likely to be entrepreneurs and face more disadvantages starting businesses - especially with regards to capital, technology and social support.

  • The glass ceiling - only 5% of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women due to the constraints faced by women in achieving the highest leadership positions.

You can read the full report and statistical data here.

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