Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 09/2013

Kadının Güçlendirilmesi ve İstihdam

Özge Zihnio

June 2013

Global Political Trends Center


Women’s employment is a recurrent theme in the agenda of policy makers not only because it is a key aspect of women’s empowerment, but also due to its contribution to development. This working paper focuses on the trends in women’s participation in the labour force globally, regionally and in Turkey. For this purpose, this paper comparatively examines progress achieved in women’s employment in different regions of the world and in Turkey within the framework of Untied Nation’s Millennium Development Goal. In doing so, this paper provides a brief overview of the initiatives undertaken and problems faced in promoting women’s employment, in particular in the non agricultural sectors.