UN sees gender gap in Iranian workforce
New statistics suggest women are under-represented as only 16 percent are currently employed despite qualifications.
Published On 30 Oct 2013
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