Women workers still face inequality, survey says
Around 69.2 percent of working women their household responsibilities negatively affected their working life.A significant majority of women health workers, 70.6 percent, believe that housework and childcare cause them miss out on career and educational opportunities, according to a survey conducted by the Turkish health union Sağlık-Sen.
More than 79 percent of respondents said they believe there is gender inequality in Turkey that has caused poverty and disadvantages among women, in the survey conducted among female health workers. Around 69.2 percent said their household responsibilities negatively affected their working life.
The rate who said they felt tired psychologically and physically due to their working life and duties at home was 85.8 percent. Those who said they did not spend enough time with their family due to their work amounted to 78.8 percent, while 85.2 percent said they could not spend enough time on themselves.
A total of 90 percent of women health workers said their husband encouraged them to work, but those who said their husband helped with housework and childcare was only 50.8 percent. k HDN