Women In Community Development


Our world has grown to the point where inclusiveness is key to growth and development. Over the years, we have witnessed a growing gap between men and women in the labour force, this has to some extent hindered collective improvement.

A documentary by the international labour organization clearly stated that the current global labour force participation rate for women is just under 47%. For men, it’s 72%. That’s a difference of 25 percentage points, with some regions facing a gap of more than 50 percentage points. Women who want to work have a harder time finding a job than men. This problem is particularly marked in Northern Africa and the Arab States, where unemployment rates for women exceed 20%.

One of the most striking phenomena of recent times has been the increasing proportion of women in the labour force, enabling women in many regions to use their potential in the labour market and to achieve economic independence. But does the fact that women increasingly entering the labour market really mean that the gap between male and female participation is closing?

We shall utilize this conference to underscore the importance of women in the labour force and how they play strategic roles in building the world we all occupy.

Date: 29th July 2022

Tine: 7:30pm Nigerian time (GMT+1)

Venue: YANGG twitter space