A to Z World - Women in Culture and Business (6th Edition) by Sibylla Putzi, Mary Jo Teplitz, Sherrill Schaefer

By Sibylla Putzi, Mary Jo Teplitz, Sherrill Schaefer

A to Z international ladies in tradition & company is an encyclopedia depicting the prestige and private and non-private roles of adult females in one hundred seventy five international locations around the globe. This reference presents certain details on women's place in society, felony rights, wellbeing and fitness and entry to schooling, in addition to social customs, relationship, marriage and relations. different issues contain girls in professions, girls as enterprise vendors and the remedy of overseas businesswomen.

A to Z global ladies in tradition & company is a part of the area alternate Press A to Z global tradition sequence. person titles within the sequence specialise in a particular cultural subject for the one hundred seventy five nations coated and provide huge authentic details, deep perception and considerate research. all through every one quantity, the checklist of issues and the intensity of insurance for every nation is consistent¾a nice virtue while the reader wishes info on smaller or much less famous nations. moreover, insurance is going a long way deeper than standard "scratch the surface" guidebooks. content material comes from the area exchange Press A to Z global tradition proprietary database, thought of by way of hundreds of thousands of public and educational libraries to be the main accomplished cultural database within the world.

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The textile industry, particularly lace-making, is dominated by women but is one of the few industries where women participate in any meaningful numbers. Women also hold fewer key positions in the government than in the private sector. Two examples of successful Belgian businesswomen are Briclet Micheline, who runs Stratinfo CandGo, a network committed to enhance women in small and micro enterprises, and Michene Quintin, owner of theCentre of Relaxothérapie and ASBL Prévention in Brussels – a multi-field therapeutic center, which specializes in the problems of stress and associated disorders.

Domestic violence, however, is quite pervasive, with one in five women reporting abuse and one in six subject to significant injuries. The Belgian government has instituted several commissions to monitor women’s rights in various areas and have made women eligible to join the armed forces if they meet the same physical standards as male candidates. Since 2002, it has been mandatory for all political parties to have an equal number of male and female candidates in both regional and federal elections.

Home and childcare is considered the primary responsibility of women. Laws entitle working mothers to take maternity leave and paid sick leave when their children fall sick. The State also runs affordable kindergartens and childcare centers. Women as Business Owners Although Belarusian laws give equal opportunities for women to become entrepreneurs, women own only 5% of small and medium enterprises, owing to limited access to finance and credit. Rural women find it even more challenging to start businesses.

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