women currently make their living in the informal economy with limited access
to social protection, public services and infrastructure that could increase
their productivity and income security.
Women do 2.6 times more
unpaid care and domestic work than men, with only 41 per cent of the world’s
mothers with newborns receiving maternity benefits.
One in three
women are likely to face violence in their lifetimes, yet public services,
urban planning and transport systems are rarely planned with women’s safety and
mobility in mind.