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What are the benefits of gender-smart work policies and practices?

While many governments have undertaken commitments to foster gender equality, recognizing its positive impact on economic and social development, and acknowledge it is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and brighter Future of Work, there is still work to be done to reduce gender equality gaps.

Fact, by achieving the G20’s target “25 by 25”, namely reducing the gender gap in labour force participation by 25 percentage points by 2025, the global GDP could go up by 3.9 per cent, or US$ 5.8 trillion according to the ILO.

ILO, World Employment Social Outlook: Trends for Women, 2017, 18

5 REASONS WHY

5 REASONS WHY gender equality at work should be integral
to public policies led by governments.

  • Gender equality is a matter
    of RIGHTS.

  • An increase in female employment is positively associated with GDP growth. Achieving gender equality can add to the global economy and help bridge the skills gap in the growing technology sector.

    An increase in female employment is positively associated with GDP growth. Achieving gender equality can add to the global economy and help bridge the skills gap in the growing technology sector.

  • The empowerment of women and girls is critical to achieving a sustainable, just, and INCLUSIVE world; and a better future for all.

  • Policies need to support the companies’ growing needs for ADAPTABLE SKILLS, and ensure that investments in girls and women’s education translate into competitive advantages for societies and the economy.

    Policies need to support the companies’ growing needs for ADAPTABLE SKILLS, and ensure that investments in girls and women’s education translate into competitive advantages for societies and the economy.

  • The Sustainable Development Goals explicitly call on policy makers to address global priorities while increasing opportunities for trade and private sector development. Public policies need to enable companies to make the best of all existing talents and invest, create and INNOVATE to meet the world’s sustainable development challenges.

  • Do you want to learn more about how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment at the workplace through policies and practices? GO TO WE-MASTER, our training room.
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    Do you want to learn more about how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment at the workplace through policies and practices? GO TO WE-MASTER, our training room.
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