What we do | Theme | Gender and sustainable economy

Gender and sustainable economy

In an ideal world everyone has access to natural resources (land, water, forests), manufacturing chains, businesses and climate agreements. In practice this appears to be more problematic. Women and gender non-conforming persons are often exploited, which means they run the risk of being in a worse economic position than men. 
 
We observe that all over the world poverty and gender discrimination are mutually reinforcing. Women often perform the lowest paid and lowest valued work. Groups that are discriminated against based on their gender identity (women, gender non-conforming persons, indigenous people) have a worse economic position than men. They are exposed to multiple risks, such as sexual intimidation and land grabbing – also because they are often unable to resort to inheritance law. 

Fortunately, women fight for their own income, living wages and equal rights on a daily basis. WO=MEN actively supports their fight.

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