You are here

Economy & poverty

UNDP

In Uruguay, women weavers start a business and form a community.

UN Women

For Cielo Gomez, every day is work day, starting with coffee 5:30 am. A mother of three, a wife, and now a coffee grower with her own land, it's a labour of love. Gomez and her family live in the municipality of El Tablón de Gómez, in the southeast of Nariño territory, Colombia.

UN Women

Women are central to the development of rural areas and to national economies. They account for a significant proportion of agricultural labour, play a key role in food production, especially in subsistence farming, and perform most of the unpaid care work in rural areas.

UN Women

Every woman should enjoy her right to decent work. As a global champion for gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women asks: What do we need to get there?

UN Women

In Cambodia, 70 per cent of women are engaged in vulnerable employment; more than 500,000 work in garment and footwear factories.