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ESE

   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Breaking Down Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment - OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

Direct Link to Full 115-Page 2019 OECD Publication:

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/c4ff3ddb-en.pdf?expires=1554202739&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=2F08BFD6C1870C395B5BBB74D4C764BA

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Despite Gains, Women Face Setbacks in Legal Rights Affecting Work

Reforms have improved women’s economic inclusion, but gaps remain, ten-year study shows.  

WASHINGTON, World Bank - February 27, 2019— Globally, women are accorded only three-quarters of the legal rights that men enjoy according to a new index released by the World Bank today, constraining their ability to get jobs or start businesses and make economic decisions that are best for them and their families. 

“If women have equal opportunities to reach their full potential, the world would not only be fairer, it would be more prosperous as well,” said World Bank Group Interim President KristalinaGeorgieva. “Change is happening, but not fast enough, and 2.7 billion women are still legally barred from having the same choice of jobs as men. It is paramount that we remove the barriers that hold women back, and with this report we aim to demonstrate that reforms are possible, and to accelerate change.”

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One in Five Government Ministers Is a Woman - New High - Interparliamentary Union

Inter-Parliamentary Union - https://www.ipu.org/news/press-releases/2019-03/one-in-five-ministers-woman-according-new-ipuun-women-map

Women in Politics 2019 Map Is Attached. Computer can increase size for easier reading.

March 12, 2019 - Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to rise slowly, with slight improvements since 2017, according to the data presented in the 2019 edition of the biennial IPU-UN Women map of Women in Politics. The map was launched at a press conference during the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) at the UN in New York.

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