A B.C. organization promoting women’s equality has given the province poor marks on employment.
Monday’s report says women make up about half the work force, but they still only earn about two thirds of what men do.
Kendra Milne with West Coast LEAF says gender inequality will continue without social or political support.
She says B.C. doesn’t focus on advancing women in the work force, but mostly on creating jobs in the natural resource sector.
“Most of those jobs will be in areas that are traditionally male-dominated, and women will likely be unable to access a lot of those jobs because they are underrepresented in those professions.”
B.C. was criticized again this year by the United Nations for its lack of progress in nine areas of women’s rights.