Podcast: The true cost of gender inequality in the workplace

In an era of substantial human rights progress, it is easy to forget just how durable are the disadvantages faced by many women in Europe.

In this podcasts, experts Sam Smethers and Valerie Frey unveil the gender privilege enjoyed by men in business and in the workplace.

They also explain in detail the true cost to the economy of this unfairness.

A two-day conference starts in Tallinn today, to focus attention on the importance of gender equality in Europe.

Carolina Lasen Diaz joins the podcast to set out the goals and ambitions of the event.

The Essential

Conference: ‘Assessing progress, inspiring action – the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017′

Information: Council of Europe and gender equality

Slideshow: Gender inequality in the workplace

Debate: ‘The End Of Men

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