An economy that works for women

Achieving women’s economic empowerment in an increasingly unequal world

Publication date: 2 March 2017
Author: Francesca Rhodes, Anam Parvez and Rowan Harvey

Women’s economic empowerment could reduce poverty for everyone. In order to achieve it, we need to first fix the current broken economic model which is undermining gender equality and causing extreme economic inequality.

The neoliberal model has made it harder for women to have better quality and better paid jobs, address inequality in unpaid care work, and women’s influence and decision making power is constrained.

To achieve women’s economic empowerment, we need a human economy that works for women and men alike, and for everyone, not just the richest 1%.