What gets in their way? A closer look into why so few women work in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon
Less than 15 percent of women participate in the labor market in Iraq and Jordan, and only 26% do in Lebanon.
These are among the lowest women labor participation rates worldwide.
In a context of instability, crises, fiscal constraints and conflict which has led to few new jobs being created, the World Bank has been supporting women's equal access to the labor market.
(Picture credit: Govt of Iraq)