Commission on the Status of Women


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Socio-cultural factors such as patriarchy and gender roles are usually considered by policy-makers as the main cause of gender discrimination. In consequence, economics behind this type of discrimination is often left aside when gender policies are being made. Having said that, economic and financial theories are essential tools to diminish gender inequities in education, employment, property ownership, financial security, and property ownership. According to a FAO report (1) elaborated in 2016, eighty per cent of household food is produced by women, but globally they control less than two per cent of land. Moreover, in 2014 World Banks financial inclusion report (2) founded that 1.1 billion women still have no access or don’t use the financial system. Recognizing the alarming statistics, the international community has made efforts to solve the already mentioned gender inequalities. The Commission on the Status of Women adopted four agreed conclusions ...