Gender equality in the world of work

Is the gender pay gap real? Are there opportunities for women in agriculture? What's ailing the Indian labour force with regard to participation of women? How can we be more equal as a society and as a growing economy? Sher Verick, Deputy Director of ILO India, breaks down the paradox of low female labour force participation and how you and I can step up to foster an equal world of work. Watch.

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Comment by Pradeep Kumar Panda on May 9, 2017 at 18:24

A recent study by UDYOGINI NGO in four states of India reveals female farmer and labourer get 30% less wage than male. Also there are several other studies supporting this fact. The reasons are illiteracy, male dominance, patriarchal society, less awareness, low confidence among many other. But if we need to transform agriculture sector, we need to empower women farmers. My blog on this aspect "Securing Rights of Women Farmers".

Comment by Pradeep Kumar Panda on May 9, 2017 at 17:56

There exist gender gap in all spheres of life. In Agriculture, female farmer and labourer get 30% less wage than male. A recent study by Ernst and Young of 22,000 firms across the globe also suggest that female get less salary. Similarly a study on Gender Equality in the non profit sector in India by ISST also suggest same. 

Comment by Rituu B Nanda on May 9, 2017 at 9:45

Dear Diya,

I came across this article on 

3 Keys to Creating a Transgender Inclusive Workplace
Published on May 2, 2017  
Anna O'Dea

Comment by Rituu B Nanda on May 3, 2017 at 13:46
 Transgenders and work
Yesterday I spoke to Sowmya T Gupta, Deputy Program Manager, Humsafar Trust, Delhi gives the perspective of Transgenders in workspace. Here is a short note on what Sowmya shared about Transgenders and work. 
Transgenders often find it hard to get employment. People don't want to see them or associate with them. When transgenders do get work, as soon as colleagues get to know their identity they lose their jobs or are treated in a way that they are forced to leave. Is there an environment for gender equality in office spaces? Washrooms are for men or women. Why not have gender neutral toilets to accommodate people of all sexual genders? 
Another barrier to employment among transgenders is education. There is high rate of school or college drop outs amongst transgenders due to the bullying they face in educational settings. 30-40% transgenders are graduates. 
Sex work is a major earning source for transgenders in India. Their day starts with violence and ends with violence. I cannot say office is my second home. Transgenders operate in a public spaces like gardens, streets etc where they often face physical and mental harassment. For new clients, they often have to move from place to place.

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