International Women's Day

The ILO Gallup survey shows that the majority of men and women believe that it is acceptable for women to work.

In Nepal 83 per cent of those surveyed are in this view. The ILO Gallup World Poll surveyed 149,000 adults in 142 countries. It is representative of more than 99 percent of the global adult population.

Press release | Kathmandu, Nepal | 08 March 2017
“This survey clearly shows that most women and men around the globe prefer that women have paid jobs. Family-supportive policies, which enable women to remain and progress in paid employment and encourage men to take their fair share of care work, are crucial to achieving gender equality at work,” ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said.

The report, “Towards a better future for work and work: Voices of women and men” provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work.