Tackling gender stereotypes and expanding daycare services likely to help women access decent work in Perú

Peruvian woman standing by a sink wearing an apron and rubber gloves

Despite years of efforts, and some progress, labor inequality between women and men persists in Perú. Women’s labor force participation is lower than that of men; yet their informal employment rate is higher. A team of local researchers found that the main barriers women face in accessing decent work are gender stereotypes and a lack of accessible care services. Awareness campaigns to address sexist gender norms, expanding daycare services, and taking a gender transformative approach to public employment investment are some steps likely to help address gender inequalities in Perú.

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