Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Work is part of our daily lives, whether we are employed or self-employed. Whether we work in or outside the home. We are all involved in labour markets in one way or another.
Skip to 0 minutes and 26 seconds But what does our gender have to do with labour markets around the world? What difference does it make whether we are female or male? A huge difference, as it turns out. Men are more likely to occupy higher positions with higher salaries. While women are more likely to occupy lower positions with lower salaries. For a few decades now, more and more women have been participating in the labour market. This in itself is good news. But how integrated are women actually? What kind of work do they do? I have to get water from the local water spout and cook food. I do go wash clothes sometimes and they pay around 200 to 300 Nepalese rupees.
Skip to 1 minute and 11 seconds What are the reasons for the inequalities that still persist? And how can they be remedied? Join the course “Gender and Labour in the Global South” if you’d like to discuss these questions and more. In the course, we will be talking to women in Laos, Nepal and Rwanda to hear their workplace stories. Throughout the course, we will also be exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets worldwide. The central questions are, does the COVID-19 pandemic affect women and men differently in the workplace? If so, why?
Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds Sabaidy, I am Bounseng Khammounty from Laos.
Skip to 2 minutes and 1 second Namaste, my name is Dr Sony KC. I would like to welcome you to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Skip to 2 minutes and 9 seconds I’m Christine Bigler from Switzerland. Join these three educators and investigate the connection between gender and labour markets in the Global South. We look forward to welcoming you to the course.