Worldwide, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men doing the same work. Also, 35% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. These figures are a poignant reminder that, despite improvements, gender inequality is still very much alive across the globe. Ending it is crucial to building a more sustainable future.
Dr. Sarah Carmichael is an historian with a special interest in the social and economical position of women. She will show how fixing gender inequality can make the world a better place. But progress is difficult to measure. It depends on what targets you set. If equality means having a large proportion of women in top positions, you simply have to collect the numbers. But what about the less visible jobs often done by women, such as unpaid care and domestic work? How can we make sure that they are equally valued?
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