- Report year:2017
- Organisation: UN Women
Gender equality is a key driver of poverty reduction, economic growth, sustainable development, and human well-being. In many communities, women are the basic economic force and the main supporters of their families. As such, access to decent employment opportunities is a vital intervention for empowering women. These earnings help boost women’s self-esteem and bargaining power at home and within their communities, delay early marriage and pregnancy, and reduce the likelihood that they will be exposed to domestic violence.