Work in progress: gender equality

Work in progress: gender equality

The disadvantages women in China face from birth to boardroom
From a biased sex ratio at birth to low representation of women in leadership positions, women in China are still at a great disadvantage in many areas, according to a new report by the Chinese government. While most of the unpaid work is done by women, men still dominate important positions in the political system, top academies and judicial systems, according to the report, “Women and Men in China, Facts and Figures 2019”. The progress of women in China had “reached a brand new level,” but remained “arduous” because of factors relating to economic growth, and historical and cultural reasons, said the report, published on the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) website. It is the sixth r