Decent Work and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Good Policy and Practice

UN Women - ILO Policy Brief

Empowering women economically and making them central to solutions is a moral imperative. But it also makes good economic sense. A growing body of research shows that enhancing women’s economic participation improves national economies, increases household productivity and living standards, enhances the well being of children with positive long term impacts and can increase women’s agency and overall empowerment.