The impact of the COVID-19 health crisis seriously threatens the progress society has made on behalf of women.
The Woman Post | Noris Lourdes Torres Guevara
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Currently, captivating and retaining the female gender in the workplace has been a challenge for humanity. The challenge has reached the unconditional support of women in the smart economy. However, that constant struggle was halted due to the serious health crisis in which we live today. As a result, young women have been left behind in the financial sector and are less likely to be put into good employment. That is why recognizing this reality indicates deepening the issue and seeking to consolidate a solid foundation that lasts over time.
A report called "Women in Work Index 2021" published by PwC's strategic consultancy, reveals that progress towards gender equality is extremely slow. In addition, the COVID-19 health crisis is negatively impacting the labor sector and threatens to reverse the progress made by the female category. This research studies the participation of women in the professional market.
The data collected show that all 33 OECD countries have made progress in women's economic empowerment. The report reflects an index of 5 indicators that expresses intervention in the professional sector. Among these stands out the female labor force, in which it showed 66% in the first edition of the study, however, today the rate projects 70%, compared to 81% of men. In addition, the gap in the participation fee in 2011 was 13%, however, today it has decreased to 10%. In addition, full-time female adjustment rose from 74 percent to 76 percent, and finally, the level of unemployment has fallen considerably from 8 percent to 6 percent, compared with 5 percent for men.
#Agriculture sector employs 80% of all economically active women in #India. They comprise 33% of the agriculture labor force and 48% of the self-employed farmers. Success of Indian agriculture is thus the success of Indian women at large... #Sustainability pic.twitter.com/kefu64Vc1W— Dinesh Shahra (@ShahraDinesh) August 17, 2021
New Initiatives for Women’s Participation in the Labor Market
In this space, women will have access to a unique experience and will have more than 2,000 job offers. The initiative is a collaborative work of the female gender that responds to the health crisis that drives the economic integration of the entire region. The platform creates a great opportunity in the employment of young people in the digital economy, according to the official website of Women Employed created by UN Women of Latin America and the Caribbean.
On the other hand, the fair is a novel and innovative option for women making it the key period of the digital age. The portal offers several categories, for example, job offers, training, entrepreneurship, and care services, among which are:
-Job offers: In this classification are several events, such as digital talent, working for the female gender, and the first job fair. All areas provide decent jobs to incorporate today's women.
-Training: Suggest training and basic technological learnings of digital marketing, unboxing innovation, among others.
-Entrepreneurship: Women collaborate and support the creation of various networks to promote creative industries and for the expansion of different sectors.
-Care services: This category is reserved for providing you with emergency platforms and old-age contributions. Even support in the general area of motherhood.
Ultimately, these initiatives could succeed in greatly reducing the wage gap and the number of full-time employees, including equality between men and women.