Improvements for decent work of women!

Though the employment rate of women has increased in ten years about 5 % which is now situated at 46,4 %, there is still unequality in comparison to mens work. Unemployment rate is also faster increasing about 13,7 million in comparison to mens rate which is signed by 11,4 million in the year 2007. Furthermore the pay gap is highly different between men and women which has remained unchanged at 15 % for recent years. Other failures are that women are mainly under-represented in high positions and leaderships, which account women for only 17,2% of parlament
There should still something be done to solve problems connected with low pay, and low productivity with little protection. Finally the ILO mentoins International Women’s Day in 2008 by focussing on the importance of investing in Decent Work for women.
This programme, formulated the decent Work Agenda, embodies the integration of social and economic goals for more gender equality . It includes also the promotion of rights, employment, security and social dialogue and establishes investment and economical growth. Central to this Agenda is the recognition of gender equality as a prerequisite to progress. Look up here for a progressive example in Sri Lanka (decent work)

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  1. Estonia is holding leading position in wage cap between men and women in EU. When the average wage cap in EU is 15 percent, it has been constantly 25 percent in Estonia. Although employment rate for women is 58,4percent, can’t say its low, the cap is mostly the question of mentality. According to the chairwomen of Department of Gender Equality, Ministry of Social Affairs:” There is a sense that man should earn more because they have an obligation to support the family. As well colleagues usually do not discuss salaries they are paid, that’s why lower-paid worker do not dear to ask for pay rise. “Another reason for wage cap is rather low coverage with collective agreements or membership in labour unions. That is why women’s bargaining power is even lower than in elsewhere.


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