Women and children at a brick factory in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Miguel Candela

The biggest gender pay gap in Asia: why are Indian women so undervalued?

  • Female participation in the workforce is lower in India than almost any other country on Earth, creating a lack of financial freedom
  • Tackling the underlying societal and cultural reasons behind this absence of women in the workforce may prove to be an uphill battle
Topic |   India

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Women and children at a brick factory in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Miguel Candela
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Discrimination against women at work remains a big problem in China. Photo: Alamy

Chinese women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, court says

  • Despite small decline last year, number of legal cases involving violation of female workers’ rights in southern city of Guangzhou has been steadily rising
  • Expectant and new mothers are most common victims, court report says
Topic |   China Society

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Discrimination against women at work remains a big problem in China. Photo: Alamy
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