Differences between men and women isn’t a new topic when it comes to inequalities in the world. Access to work, education, the gender pay-gap and also violence (especially sexual) are all factors we need to take into consideration before reaching utopia. And if total emancipation can be reduced to just these, access to work is a front runner today.
According to a 2017 study from the IOW (International Organisation of Work), more than 50% of women in the world don’t have access to work. Percentage of women that work in the world amounts to 48,5% which is equal to 26.5% less than men at the same scale. And furthermore according to the study even if unemployment rates between men and women are reletively low in developed countries, the same rates are two times higher for women in Norther Africa and in majority islamic countries.
Even if social norms are part of the reason, We can also highlight the inequality of access to education. Today 130 million young women in the world don’t have access to education and 9 out of the 10 countries with the lowest rates to educational access are located in Africa. Faced with these alarming statistics which in turn result in many other inequalities (not only unequal salaries and responsibilities but also sexual harassment and violence…), inequality between men and women worldwide is a burning subject to which we need to act.
Technology, a solution
If solutions need to be found on a global scale, initiatives allowing women to emancipate and to have access to work exist today, especially through technology. A continent full of digital potential, Africa not only offers new possibilities and initiatives to those who wish to work and be trained in the digital sector but also to companies wishing to outsource even more.
This is how Isahit works. Their mission is to facilitate access to work for African women by outsourcing digital tasks to “HITers”. Even though this is just the beginning, the objective of Isahit in 5 years is to offer work to more than 10,000 people in Africa which will in turn impact more than 40,000 people then turn their eyes towards Asia and South America.
Today you have the power to change things and to help women in Africa gain access to work. You can invest your savings via our crowdlending platform, in a projet that makes sense by lending to the digital platform Isahit.
Action for women’s rights not only in Africa but the rest of the world, is one of the missions here at Solylend. Helping project that make sense and that help others, that’s what impactful financing means. And it’s also Acting Together!