Gender parity in employment: a success yet to come. Despite many advancements on gender inequality, gender parity in employment is yet out of reach. Women employment is constrained by two kinds of barriers: those at the entry in the labour market and those when progressing through it. Various policies have been implemented in order to mitigate this: targets for recruitment and retention, guidelines promoting ways of working that help conciliate personal and professional life. Putting women in decision making position seems to be the most effective way of promoting gender parity in employment, since women can quickly change the cultural attitudes, unspoken norms and the ways of working in order for an organization to be more open to promoting other women.
Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW)