According to the Human Rights Commission, the progress made by women in the last 20 years especially in employment is low compared to men. The commission indicates that developing nations lag behind in terms of women’s empowerment. In these countries, there are significant inconsistencies in women’s access to employment opportunities available to their men counterparts. In most parts of the world, including the developed economies, women are not equally represented in decision making including making employment policies (Joseph, Lynn, and Suzanne 129).
The Center for American Progress report indicates that about 30 percent of women have experienced workplace discrimination in the last 20years. However, this number has reduced from the previous years, in which about 40 percent of women reported discrimination in their places of work (Paula and Nicolson 123). The setbacks highlighted by women in these states and international reports include cultural practices especially in Africa that discriminated against women as the inferior gender. Also, the leading systems in many countries are gender-based. Men are considered better leaders, which enhances the enactment of policies that are discriminative against women.
From a global perspective, human development reports suggest that on average, the ratio of men to women on average at workplaces is 60 percent to 40 percent respectively. This ratio has reduced in the last 20 years due to the activities of regional human rights groups activities. Statistics indicate that women are gaining acceptance at workplaces and in policy formulation, especially in developing nations. In summary, women’s empowerment in employment and decision-making in the last 20years is low compared to men. The activities of human rights groups have improved the status but more empowerment is needed in the developing world.
Joseph, Zajda., Lynn, Davies., and Suzanne, Majhanovich. Comparative and global pedagogies: equity, access and democracy in education. New York: Springer publishers. 2011. Print.
Paula, Nicolson. Domestic violence and psychology: a critical perspective. Columbia: Columbia University Press. 2010. Print.