Women make enormous contributions to the global economy. Whether on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home, women’s participation in the formal economy is necessary for any nation or society to fulfill its potential.
Unfortunately, women also remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, and exploitation. Women have less access to bank accounts and to financing, receive less education than men, and frequently work in vulnerable, low-paid or undervalued jobs. In order to achieve sustainable development, we must addressing gender inequality.