Over the past several decades, rapid globalization has pushed economies to stretch wider, react faster and produce more than ever before. Immense growth and technological developments have expanded the reach of goods, information and services at unprecedented levels, and the livelihoods of millions around the world have consequently improved.
But the globalized economy has also dug deep trenches of inequality between men and women. Over 2.7 billion women around the world are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men. Globally, women are paid 23 per cent less than men, and have less access to social protections like pensions, unemployment benefits or maternity protection.
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