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New policies needed for women post-economic crises | Connect Asia

New policies needed for women post-economic crises

New policies needed for women post-economic crises

Updated 18 January 2012, 16:30 AEDT

While Asia is helping to lead the global economic recovery, job growth for women is not keeping pace.

High numbers of women in Asia work in vulnerable and low-paid informal work. A new report released today called Women and Labour Markets in Asia: Rebalancing for Gender Equality, has been jointly prepared by the International Labour Organization and the Asian Development Bank.

The ILO says new policies should be implemented through-out Asia that focus directly on protecting women's rights and improving work opportunities, like access to credit for opening a business.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Sukti Dasgupta, Senior Employment Specialist with the ILO

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