Women in the private sector: recommendations and conclusions of gender assessment
Given their complex nature, gender-specific barriers should be addressed through policies and programs capable of integrating economic empowerment with initiatives to support social participation of women and to transform gender stereotypes. Such efforts have the best probability of success if conducted through joint actions of multiple stake-holders. The efforts should specifically make use of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and involve a wide spectrum of social corporate responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The study has identified three general areas in need of multi-actor engagement:
- Promoting women’s entrepreneurship and assisting women to secure decent jobs and enter new segments of private sector employment.
- Raising gender awareness, strengthening the accountability of private sector actors, and improving data collection and analysis of the gender dimension of private sector operations.
- Improving access to affordable and high quality family support infrastructure by boosting public and private investment, and widening the range of feasible daycare choices for working parents (through workplace-based daycare, community daycare (which already enjoys state support), childcare bonuses for working parents, and other options).
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