Investing in female education and expanding childcare can increase women’s access to decent work in Senegal

Women in a classroom facing a female teacher

The Senegalese government is actively promoting gender equality through various national strategies. However, the vast majority of women are employed in vulnerable, informal-sector jobs. Lack of access to decent work for women limits women’s empowerment and negates gender equality efforts. A team of local PEP researchers identified the main barriers women face in accessing decent work and evaluated potential solutions. They found that investing in education and training for women and girls can be key to them accessing decent work. Additionally, providing affordable childcare would increase employment options for women and their income potential.

Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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