Making gender equality a reality.

Women's Economic Opportunity

When women have the economic resources to help support their families, there’s no limit to how far their communities can go. But in just about every developing country, unequal property rights, poor working conditions, pay discrimination, and a lack of access to credit reduce equality of opportunity for women.

Together, we can change the status quo and open up economic opportunities for women.


  • Women spend at least twice as much time as men on domestic work, and when all work – paid and unpaid – is considered, women work longer hours than men do (United Nations)
  • Closing the joblessness gap between girls and their male counterparts would yield an increase in GDP of up to 1.2 percent in a single year (World Bank)