UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

In sub-Saharan Africa nearly 80% of women workers are in vulnerable employment. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: We’ve come a long way baby… or have we?

While gender equality is enshrined in the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights, in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and in legislation in most countries, women’s conditions of participation in markets and their rewards from that participation, still remain woefully unequal to men’s.

Many women work in temporary or informal positions and are therefore “invisible” to laws and regulations.

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