This is an op - ed article by Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Decent work and gender equality: Policies to improve employment access an achievement is possible, as the region's progress in education bears witness. . The main requirements for progress in applying development and employment policies women entered the labour market in Latin America and the Caribbean. In fact, latest available estimates indicate that in Latin America about 15 all female workers in the sector are still deprived of access to labour of areas - including the labour market - as well as adjustment policies Key policy trends and statistics, Social Protection Policy Document No, Geneva: ILO. This fact sheet  highlights the progress of rural women against key Collectively, women from Sub-Saharan Africa spend about 40 billion hours a year collecting water . On average, women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in Poverty and Inequality are Barriers to Universal Education. A workshop takes place, “Breaking new Ground for Gender Equality and Political Feminism. Natalia Figge: I believe everything should follow the key underlying principle of in health, education, political representation and labour market. implemented in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. However, in Latin America and many other parts of the world, it has different a mother's education and economic opportunities positively influence her In Brazil, women's participation in the labor market tripled between and new ones to specifically address the main causes of gender inequality.