Women tend to be very active in the labour force in remote rural areas, but not in other non-metropolitan regions. Is it all about unpaid care work?
Where next for the pandemic’s pink-collar heroes?
What are so-called “Pink-collar” jobs? They include areas such as nursing, childcare, education, social work or personal and household services. Following the pandemic, this critical work needs to be rewarded with action – not just words – to broaden the appeal of pink-collar jobs for women and men. The current political momentum around the social economy can help – find out how.
Pink collar jobs: new shades for the social economy
The social economy can help boost prospects for women… and men. One of the big problems in tackling gender equality is breaking down gender stereotypes that drive women into what have often been called “pink collar jobs”.
Worn out: COVID-19, Women and the Great Exhaustion
It’s been a tough two years for women. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, women were hit harder by job losses, leading many to call it a “she-cession”. But as the pandemic worse on we started to see wider impacts too.
Women mean business – how we can help them succeed
Recent research suggests that women-founded businesses perform better over time and deliver higher revenue – more than twice as much per dollar invested – than men-founded businesses. In addition, women-founded start-up teams create more jobs for women – they employ 2.5 times more women than all-male start-up teams.
What if women ruled the world of water?
Water is one of our most precious resources. How we manage it matters. Despite some progress, the role of women in water decision-making remains marginal. Making the water sector more gender-balanced, and involving more women in water decision-making could help make water management more effective, more equitable and more sustainable.
Gender gaps in entrepreneurship are costing economies dearly
There are long-standing gender gaps in entrepreneurship. Women in OECD countries are about two-thirds as likely as men to be working on a start-up or young business.