Gender Equality at Work - Where Do We Stand?
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Gender Equality at Work - Where Do We Stand?

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (17:30 – 19:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: MC13-121, World Bank Headquarters and Online

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"We know that reducing gender gaps in the world of work can yield broad development dividends: improving child health and education, enhancing poverty reduction, and catalyzing productivity." - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Foreword, Gender at Work

A companion to the 2013 World Development Report on jobs, Gender at Work finds huge, persistent gender gaps at work around the world. This major new report advances our understanding of key trends, patterns, and constraints-and offers innovative, promising approaches to policies and programs that can level the playing field.

On February 20th, Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, discussed why gender equality at work matters.

Follow the discussion on Twitter with #GenderAtWork

Related Links:
- Full Report: Gender At Work
- Gender at Work: Emerging Messages
- World Bank Gender website


View the live tweets below!



Report Author, South Asia Social Protection & Labor Team, World Bank Group
Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank Group
Human Development Sector Director, World Bank Group
Director, Gender & Development, World Bank Group
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
Read what others are asking
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
Why women are less active in politics around the world? Why even USA could not find a good Presidential candidate till date? Why can't be politics, ruling, governing of nations be made clean enough, around the world, to accomodate both the genders? If it happens then only human civilisation can survive for b/millions of years, otherwise, corruption, environment and other problems will wipe it out on earth. Hope this question will be dealt in your discussion.
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkkude
If gender gap has to be reduced it must be reduced in Politics and Governing of every country. Otherwise, inclusive growth, health to each child, education to all, better infrastructure, free will, and human progress, would be just terms used in Utopic language of Economics. Hope, you all agree on this issue and will have discussion on it, in your, all important discussion.
What information do we now have about women in the informal sector and what evidence do we still need to afford them better protection?
Namande Prossy
There is gender balance in Uganda nowadays and ladies tend to be more hard working than their counter parts . Women are involved in doing work that used to be done by men only like building , road construction , heading organisations and this has tried to bring competition between the females and the males in my country . I think we need to start creating new skills and open up businesses since the educated population is high and jobs are scarce in my country .The educated people do not want to do jobs which are below there standards and this has left many in my country in poverty . I think these people do not want to do those jobs because the reward is also little hence deciding not to work . How can you solve a problem like this ? Thanks .