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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

Make Women Count

Make Women Count

by Oxfam Canada | March 4, 2016

Global economic growth is not leading to greater gender equality. This report looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality. Women make up some of the poorest and lowest paid workers in the global economy.

Social inequality has become a perverse benefit in our upside down world – where the fact that women are paid less than men is good for profits. This paper makes recommendations for addressing the unequal economics of women’s work through gender-sensitive tax and social safety policies, public services that redistribute unpaid care, regulation and wage setting mechanisms, and initiatives that tackle the root causes of gender inequality.

Authors

Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Brittany Lambert, Women’s Rights Policy and Advocacy Specialist, Oxfam Canada.

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