Iraq: Unemployment Rate Among Iraqi Women Higher Than Men
|July 24, 2014||Filled under Iraqi Women|
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According to the Ministry of Planning that the unemployment rate in most of Iraq’s provinces among women is higher than among men, citing it persistently females to work in the public sector because of the guarantees provided by, and not Akabbahin to work in the private sector, pointing to the possibility of decline in this ratio in the case of “Resume implementation of the national development plan, which is still many projects stalled because of a failure to approve the budget bill, which disrupted all the efforts of the Ministry of Planning towards the alleviation of the unemployment crisis in the country.”
Said Undersecretary Dr. Mahdi Keywords in an interview with Radio Free Iraq that the unemployment rate among females exceeded 17%, stressing the need to speed up the passage of the general budget, which he said would increase job opportunities in the field of investment within the private sector would lead to a run of thousands of manpower, as well as budget included more than 90 thousand new jobs within the public sector.
In this context, you see that are active in the field of women’s rights Scheherazade Abdali said one of the main reasons for the high rate of unemployment among Iraqi women than men, myopic distortion perceived by society for Iraqi women working within the private sector, which has led many women to wait for the opportunity to work for the government sector , despite owning the ability and competence to work in the private sector.
Confirmed that the wives of new graduates unemployed during Ahedithen Radio Free Iraq they prefer to work in the public sector to the private sector for its first guarantees for employee. Rasha says Citizenship and flames that work in the private sector confronted with a negative outlook to the community, and in most cases some families refuse to allow their daughters to work in non-governmental companies. The citizenship Raghad Imad believes that the financial payoff for a role as well in attracting labor feminism, as most private companies do not give monthly salaries rewarding.
He warned the economic expert Abdul Rahman al-Mashhadani of the persistence of high unemployment rates among Iraqi women than men sets off alarm bells for the low productivity of labor, including in Iraq indicates that about half of the labor force in the community has been suspended, which will reflect negatively on the path of development in the country. He said that the weakness of the labor market for women within the private sector indicates the weakness of the contribution of this sector in GDP year, attributing the reasons for this matter to the absence of steps serious government to support the private sector as a result of the deteriorating status of infrastructure and the absence of serious steps to activate the work in this vital sector and the important become Some major countries rely on it by up to 90% in support of its gross domestic product, while the participation rate of this sector in Iraq are almost non-existent, as described.
The House of Representatives passed in 2009, the Law Council of the Federal Public Service, which provided for the establishment of “the Council of the Federal Public Service” associated with the House of Representatives, and independent financially and administratively to the task of raising the level of functionality in the government sector and the development of the public service and the provision of job opportunities equal citizens.
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