Human resources development
Deep-rooted perceptions regarding the work of men and women have been identified as a major obstacle to gender equality. The development of human resources should tackle these traditional attitudes by raising awareness, investing in women's human capital and thus increasing their employability.
Efforts should be made to inform and influence the general public, as well as parents and employers, on the need to replace traditional attitudes with a new understanding of work and gender equality. It is also essential to develop human resources at the enterprise level, involving workers' participation. Appropriate policies and programmes should be developed and implemented in the fields of:
Vocational training and vocational guidance play a vital role in diversifying the professional choices of women and facilitating their access to better-paid jobs, autonomous work, managerial posts and entrepreneurship.
→ see also Access to employment, Occupational segregation, Vocational guidance and Vocational training
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