Women aren’t faring as well as men two years into an economic recovery, according to a new Pew Research study. Men lowered their unemployment rate by over 1 percent since the recession ended in June 2009. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for women rose 0.2 percent. I is the first time since 1970 that men have fared better than women in the first two years of an economic recovery.
Also, a first report from the new agency UN Women shows that over half of working women in the world, 600 million, are trapped in insecure jobs without legal protection. A similar number do not have even basic protection against domestic violence.