ILO: Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from matching men’s
08.03.2018 20:29 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to management positions, the UN Radio says referring to the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) report titled «World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 Global snapshot» (issued yesterday on the eve of International Women’s Day).
As to the report, the women’s labour force participation rate worldwide stands at 48.5% within 2018, 26.5% down that of their male counterparts.
As to the report, within this year, the global unemployment rate for women is 6% (up 0.8% against that for men).
Upon whole, for every 10 men in a job, only six women are employed.
«Closing gender gaps in the world of work thus should remain a top priority if we want to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030,» Damian Grimshaw, Director of the ILO Research Department, admits.