For women to progress, economies need to be transformed

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Lakshmi Puri. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Economies need to be transformed in order to realize women's empowerment and social rights, according to a new report released by the UN agency dedicated to gender equality, UN Women.

This means a new approach to unpaid domestic and care-work, one that includes a more equal distribution of tasks between men and women.

UN Women says these changes will not only support gender equality but also create millions of new jobs in a hard-pressed market.

Cathrine Hasselberg spoke with Lakshmi Puri, the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

She began by asking her about the most important takeaway of the report entitled Progress of the World's Women 2015: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights.

Duration: 4'42"

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