4 December 2018 – Studies show that, if women were able to participate equally in the economy, global GDP could increase by 26 per cent – the equivalent of $12 trillion dollars – by 2025. But unfortunately only 50 per cent of women of working age, worldwide, are in the labour force – compared to 77 per cent of men. Findings of a recent gender assessment study announced today at Park Inn, Baku reveal major similarities with these global trends in Azerbaijan. Drawing upon the role of the private sector in advancing gender equality and women’s economic potential, the study specifically examines challenges and opportunities facing women in the private sector.
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