unpaid work

unpaid work

Garment workers at the workers rights training centre in Myanmar

Underpaid and Undervalued

Rising economic inequality across Asia is threatening poverty reduction and slowing down the fight against gender inequality. We believe that women’s economic empowerment is a critical factor in achieving gender equality and in supporting wider development goals

Margaret Mumbua, una trabajadora doméstica de Nairobi, Kenia, haciendo la colada (foto: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam)

An economy that works for women

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.

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