Social protection and gender equality

Although social protection is a human right, most people in the world still do not have access to it even at a very basic level. Women often work within the informal sector and take most responsibility for care work and receive low pension (if any) are more vulnerable to lack of state support compared to men.

This policy brief explains why social protection is important and what the impact of social protection would have on gender equality. It also gives clear recommendations to state authorities and actors within development cooperation what needs to be done.

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