Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Poverty, hunger, malnutrition: the solution to these global challenges rests upon unlocking the full potential of women in the world of work. Did you know that 52% of Zimbabweans are women, and yet there are fewer women being represented in parliament (32%), local Authority (16.7%) and in managerial positions in the private sector (21%)? More than two-thirds of Zimbabwean women live in rural areas, where they depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. They contribute to the bulk of the labor, working 16–18 hours a day. Yet due to patriarchal systems, cultural norms and traditions, they own only ten percent of the land.