A US Law or Executive Order to Combat Gender Apartheid at Work in Discriminatory Countries

A US Law or Executive Order to Combat Gender Apartheid at Work in Discriminatory Countries. Center for Global Development. Charles Kenny. January 19, 2016.

A number of countries worldwide have laws that specifically discriminate against women’s participation in the workforce, including bans on particular occupations, restrictions on opening bank accounts or taking jobs without a male family member’s authority, and restrictions on travel. The report proposes the U.S. legislation or executive action that would encourage U.S. multinationals to mitigate the impact of local discriminatory legislation to the extent possible within the host country’s domestic laws by following a code of conduct regarding women’s employment, potentially limiting that obligation to the most discriminatory of countries. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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