Not a Woman's Job?

Gender-based stereotypes are particularly common when it comes to the job market and career prospects.

With this in mind, The Perception Project of the United Nations Office at Geneva organized this photo exhibition entitled “Not A Woman’s Job?” to recognize and support women all around the world whose profession is traditionally associated with the “man’s world” such as entrepreneurs, politicians, security officials, airline pilots or ship’s captains.

The photos exhibited, submitted by Permanent Missions and Permanent Observers Offices in Geneva, recognize women in their countries who have contributed to breaking down deep-rooted gender stereotypes and demonstrated that all jobs are for all people, men and women alike. The exhibition is also accompanied by contributions from UN Agencies and Partner Organizations in Geneva which showcase projects and initiatives related to the empowerment and autonomy of women and/or gender equality through the submission of a woman’s portrait.

Latin
American
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Caribbean
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Western
European
and Others
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Asia and
the Pacific
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Eastern
European
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African
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We have received over 160 photos from 68 entities, including 47 Permanent Missions & Permanent Observers, and 21 UN Agencies and Partner Organizations.
The portraits include photos of female astronauts, fire women, pilots, engineers, athletes, sailors, bus drivers, and more. This exhibition was inaugurated virtually on International Workers’ Day on Saturday 1 May 2021.
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