UN sees gender gap in Iranian workforce

New statistics suggest women are under-represented as only 16 percent are currently employed despite qualifications.

    The latest statistics from the UN suggest say only 16 percent of Iranian women work compared to 72 percent of men. Many women blame cultural stereotypes and sexism for the fact they cannot get jobs, even when they are qualified. That means the views of women are not represented, especially in positions of power, the UN report suggests.

    Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie explains from Tehran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.