Now that you have learned about occupational segregation, it is time to think about how you can advocate for change in your setting. Consider the following questions:
- What occupational disparities are identified in the sex-disaggregated analyses?
- Are there preexisting equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies that apply to your institution and its employment and management practices?
- Specific passages on equal opportunity in education (Article 10) and in employment (Article 11) are contained in the international Conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Has your country ratified CEDAW? If so, to what extent is it implemented and enforced?
- Has your country ratified CEDAW? If so, to what extent is it implemented and enforced?
- Could more be done in your context to develop, finance, or implement a policy at the national, regional, or local level?
- Which interventions could be implemented at the local level (e.g., within a regional directorate or health facility management team) to counter occupational segregation of health workers, whether horizontal or vertical?