UN Women: Workplace equality focus of International Women's Day

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Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, briefs journalists. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Although technological advances and globalization are providing unprecedented opportunities in the workplace, women on average still earn around a quarter less than men, for the same job.

That's according to the UN's gender entity, UN Women, which is collaborating with companies across the globe to tackle workplace inequality.

On International Women's Day, observed annually on 8 March, UN Women is putting the focus on work issues, including unpaid care and domestic work, and their impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 17 SDGs aim to transform the world by 2030, including through gender equality and decent work for all.

Dianne Penn sat down with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to discuss some of the barriers to a more just and equitable workplace.

Duration: 4'48"

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