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Number of Working Women Worldwide Increase; Glass Ceiling, Wage Inequity Remain

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the International Labor Organization released a report on the status of working women around the world. According to the report, women now make up 40 percent of the global workforce, however great barriers remain for women at all levels in all areas of the world. Wage inequities and glass ceilings persist, and for women of color, the parity between women’s and men’s wages is even greater. The International study encouraged countries’ governments to pass legislation that would ensure equality and eradicate discrimination, and suggested labor unions and workers’ organizations focus on improving women’s access to higher-level positions.

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Associated Press Ð March 8, 2001

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