Hugo Ñopo will be speaker at Oxford University “A Better Future for Women at Work: Legal and Policy Strategies” International Conference

Date : 18/05/2017
Hour : 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Location:Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College
Area/s : Employment, productivity and innovation, Ethnicity, gender and citizenship

Despite numerous legal and policy interventions women continue to face significant disadvantage in both formal and informal work. The law, as currently conceived, has been unable to fully achieve women’s equality in the labour force. However, while it is important to question whether we can rely exclusively on the law to fully address the continuing and emerging obstacles to women’s employment, it is equally as important to recognize that law still retains a vital role in modifying cultural norms that underpin women’s role in the labour force. Legal and policy strategies can and do empower women around the globe.

“A Better Future for Women at Work: Legal and Policy Strategies” International Conference, held by the University of Oxford Human Rights Hub, International Labour Organization and University of Kent, seeks to begin the process of developing and exploring transformative legal strategies to ensure that work leads to a better future for all women. There is increasing social science research on how and why women experience disadvantages in employment, but these findings have not yet translated into meaningful legal responses. Work of all different types (paid, unpaid, informal and formal) are critical activities, and how we recognise and value these different activities is critical. The goal is to move beyond traditional debates on women’s role in the labour force.

The conference approaches these issues from both labour law and human rights perspectives and will draw upon comparative analyses of multiple countries. Experts from around the world will debate new and creative solutions to persistent problems.

Our senior researcher, Hugo Ñopo, will speak about “Gender earnings disparities in Peru: The role of Gender Differences in Unpaid Domestic Work”, as part of the Women and Vertical and Horizontal Occupational Segregation session.

>>Further information and full agenda here.