Problem

Overworked women

Other Names:
Overburdened female workload
Incidence:

The World Bank estimates that Kenyan women work 13-14 hours a day. They have little time or energy to imagine a better life, let alone to work for one. On average, African and Asian women work 13 hours a week more than men.

Claim:

Women grow and market most of the Third World's family food supplies. The number of women with outside jobs contributing cash to their families has risen steeply. Yet most countries, when compiling statistics, exclude the majority of women's work. The lack of data reinforces the status quo, in which women end up with less income and opportunity, and few services.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Society Women
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Date of last update
22.05.2019 – 15:42 CEST