Keeping women out of the workplace costs US$17 trillion

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Women in South Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka

Keeping women out of the workplace costs the global economy around US$17 trillion, the head of a leading NGO in Canada has told the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Julie Delahanty is Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, and recently took part in a panel discussion at the IMF on Reducing the Gender Gap.

She said that vulnerable women were impacted the most, by rising inequality.

Bruce Edwards asked her how pervasive gender-inequality was in the global job market.

Duration: 4'39"

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