The presence of women in non-traditional occupations, particularly in the scientific and technical fields, is still limited. Worldwide, women's employment is concentrated in a relatively small number of branches of economic activity: community work, commerce and services. This restricted presence contributes to creating stereotypes of women and excludes them from professions that are better remunerated.
Each country should thus review its employment and education policies to ensure that technical subjects are included for all students at primary and secondary levels, to include women in technical teaching staff, to facilitate the access of women to polytechnic and vocational training institutions, to promote female students at university level in non-traditional subjects for women, and to promote the employment of women in the scientific and technical sector.
→ see also Human resources development, Occupational segregation and Teachers
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