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Work and gender inequality

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Work and gender inequality is a topic that can be represented in many ways in the economic and social framework of our country due to the centrality of work in the life of every individual, including women.

The asymmetry in family work, calculated by Istat, is constituted by the percentage of the family workload carried out by women between 25 and 44 years out of the total family work time carried out by couples in which both are employed: from the last analysis carried out , as much as 63% of family work time is done by women. This is a high percentage that largely exceeds 50% and has settled on these numbers for 10 years now.

Gender equality at work: new ISO standard coming soon

Gender equality is a challenge for all enviroments, also and perhaps above all for the workplace.

Businesses have always played a leading role in the inclusion of women in work, but in the future this will only increase in importance. It is for this reason that the need arose immediately in the international arena to put in place a standard that was able to satisfy all the demands of this challenge.

In a certain sense, also in this field we speak of “sustainability” since this concept also includes the protection of fundamental rights. The issue of inclusion is therefore not excluded from the 17 objectives thath UNI set up in 2015 to help sustainable development thanks to the committent of our economies and our societies.

In these objectives, inclusion is understood in a broad sense, as the overcoming of any form of discrimination, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or geographical origin. It must be said that the theme thus understood has much more distant roots than 2015 and this is also readable in our Constitution where protection for anyone is openly recognized, always.

How can work support women?

Work, whether in the company or in the public administration, must support this development because its main goal is the self-determination of the person and the realization of one’s dreams.

In this sense, it is therefore reasonable to expect that work is one of the first places where everyone feels “included” and not “excluded”. Having a decent job, adequately paid, safe and responsive to skills is an aspect that contributes decisively to well-being.

Nonetheless, it is still common today to find a low level of employment among women and a strong wage inequality.

To date, the ISO standards for the protection of women’s rights are oon the rise and we at esqcert can help our

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