Possessing a massive potential to grow economy women, make up a little over half of the world population. However, little has been done to use this untapped potential particularly in Africa. To date, labor markets across the globe remain divided along gender lines, and progress toward gender parity seems to have hindered costing countries to lose on growth potentials; and Ethiopia is no exception to this despite the remarkable progress towards incorporating women in its developing mission.
Participation of women in employment and investment continued to be lower than male participation. The majority of women account for most unpaid work and when employed they earn less than their male colleagues do under the same job task. Discrimination in the labor market limits women’s options for paid work, and female representation in senior managerial positions and entrepreneurship remains significantly low. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald