United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UNESCAP

How to Design Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Systems

The video “How to Design Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Systems” examines how social protection systems can be designed to recognize and compensate for interruptions in paid work, low earnings and informality that disproportionately impact women. It looks at old age pensions and maternity benefits to illustrate ways in which the social protection schemes can mitigate, rather than exacerbate the impact of the different work trajectories of women on their entitlements and benefits. The video is part of ESCAP's video primer series to build capacity and awareness on social protection.