Some women taking own path to equality.
Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation and technology have not necessarily benefited workers in developing countries. Poor women, who make up 50% to 80% of those employed in temporary, part time, home-based or casual work, continue to face extreme poverty, hunger, illness and social exclusion social exclusion
Sociol the failure of society to provide certain people with those rights normally available to its members, such as employment, health care, education, etc. . These jobs are not only low-paying, but at times unregulated and dangerous.
A new report issued by the United Nations Development Fund for Women The United Nations Development Fund for Women, commonly known as UNIFEM, provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women’s human rights, political participation and economic security. (Unifem), titled "Progress of the World's Women 2005: Women, Work and Poverty," recognizes the cumulative physical and mental toll on primary caregivers working at a job that is insufficient to provide for a family.
"The totality of women's work remains poorly understood and measured,' says Noeleen Heyzer, executive director of Unifem. "In virtually all countries and traditions of the world, women still bear the primary responsibility for providing care, which impacts their ability to participate in the labour market. Unpaid care work in the household and community puts demands on women's time, posing constraints of the kind of employment they can take up, especially in the context of HIV/Aids."
Gender equality is an important goal in itself, but providing women with access to stable jobs with benefits provides much more than money. Decent work Decent work is a concept that encapsulates both the quality of employment as well as the imperative of providing high quality jobs globally. Definition
The decent work agenda seeks not just the creation of jobs, but of high quality jobs around the world . is a way to begin a chain of positive events that progress toward the goal of eliminating poverty.
This effort only is effective if it combines the resources of the United Nations, NGOs, national governments and socially responsible corporations who should seek to not only sell products, but also support the women workers who make them.
ANASUYA SANYAL, Bangkok Post The Bangkok Post is a broadsheet English-language daily newspaper published in Bangkok, Thailand. The first issue came out on August 1, 1946. It was four pages and cost 1 baht. 24th October 2005, Summarized by FFW FFW Fast Forward
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