- B-roll: WESO Trends for 2017: Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economymp4 - 403.2 MB
Location: Geneva, Switzerland – Palais des Nations
Production date: 14 June 2017
Audio: Natural sound (in English)
Rights: Copyright ILO - ILO audio-visual material is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 IGO license
Video type: B-roll
Keywords: Gender, Labour, Labour Market
Background: Six trillion dollars would be added to the global economy, if just 25% more of the world's women entered the labour market in the next decade according to a new report from the ILO.
The World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends for Women 2017 provides figures and analysis on women in the labour market, including the huge economic benefits that could be made by closing gender gaps.
00.00 to 00.09 Report cover
00:09 to 00:24 GV’s of the UN press conference room.
00:24 to 01:22 Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy-Director general for Policy: "Gender gaps in the world of work are widespread, persistent and substantial, and that even modest progress in closing these gaps would bring significant benefits. Women have limited access to the labour market. In 2017 the global labour force participation are for women was just over 49% and that is 27 percentage points lower than the rate for men. This is expected to remain unchanged in 2018. Globally the unemployment rate for women stands at 6.2% that is 0.7 percentage points higher than for men. Once in a job a woman does not have the same access to quality employment as men, in terms of occupation, pay, hours of work (both paid and unpaid) and social protection coverage, just to name a few of these deficits."
01:37 to 01:58 Steven Tobin, ILO senior economist and lead author of the report: "The World Employment and Social Outlook Trends for Women 2017 finds that if we can close the widespread gaps in the labour market between men and women we could raise global GDP by 5.8 Trillion dollars and this would also improve the wellbeing of women because many women, some 70%, would prefer to be in paid employment."