For women to progress, economies need to be transformedListen /
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.