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UN sees gender gap in Iranian workforce

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

Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 09:59
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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.


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