According to the 2006 MDG report, women represent an increasing share of the world’s labour force – over a third in all regions except Southern and
The issue is not one that is specific to poorer countries or for that matter to the poor. According to the
Socio-cultural attitudes, employment policies, balancing work and family responsibilities are some of the many issues that impact gender inequality and areas in which the private sector can make a difference—one workplace at a time—impacting generations.
For more information on country specific progress on gender issues you can get data from World Bank’s gender database.