Gender Equality | Global Worker Rights

Transforming Women's Work

Policy makers, women’s rights advocates, employers and the workers who fuel economic systems all have a critical role to play in ensuring that women’s rights, gender equality and access to decent work become fundamental goals of economic policy making. To grapple with how to shift policy priorities, create an enabling environment for social organizing and ensure an inclusive, responsive process, the AFL-CIO, the Rutgers University Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the Solidarity Center convened a group of experts to discuss women’s economic empowerment, with a focus on macroeconomic policy and labor rights. This briefing paper is informed by the rich exchange among advocates and economists who participated.

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