It was a quiet morning in November 2015.
At a home auction house in Winchester, New York, a woman called her mother-in-law and asked for her daughter to pay $25 a week in rent.
“I told her I’m only giving her $5 a week, and I’ll give her half the rent if she doesn’t pay me,” says Ms. Hsieh, now 39.
“We were like, ‘Why do you have to do that?’ “
” says Ms Hsieu. “
But she did. “
says Ms Hsieu.
But she did.
Ms. Wang says the couple did not have a credit card.
She and her husband, who were married and have two children, had to work two part-time jobs.
Ms Wang paid the rent in cash for several months.
” she says. “
“And I was like: ‘I don’t know what to do.’ “
” The couple has since returned to China, but Ms. Wu says they have had difficulty finding a landlord. “
She also has an infant daughter, and is struggling with how to raise her other child. “
The couple has since returned to China, but Ms. Wu says they have had difficulty finding a landlord.
She has tried to apply for a loan in China, hoping to use it to cover her rent. “
If I get pregnant and have to pay the rent, I’ll be homeless for a month,” she says, and she worries that if her baby is born without the money, her husband will be homeless.
She has tried to apply for a loan in China, hoping to use it to cover her rent.
But, Ms. Liu says, “the application is in Chinese.”
The couple is still waiting for a response.
“The whole situation has become really stressful,” she recalls.
It is unclear how many people in China are being evicted for having too little money, but experts say it is not uncommon. “
I don’t want to be homeless anymore.”
It is unclear how many people in China are being evicted for having too little money, but experts say it is not uncommon.
The World Bank estimates that between 2010 and 2017, nearly 3.5 million people in 20 developing countries — including more than one-third of the global population — were evicted because of insufficient income.
But many of those evicted are women.
“These women, they are living in poverty and are going to need more,” says Maria Pappas, the World Bank’s deputy director-general for human development.
She’s not a farmer or a mechanic. “
A woman’s position is not the same as a man’s.
She’s not a farmer or a mechanic.
So the situation is different.”
Ms. Pappa says evictions are an important tool for countries to track progress on their poverty reduction goals, but she worries they can also be used to stigmatize women and make them feel unwelcome.
“It’s a way to stigmatise women in a very negative way, because we think women don’t really need that money, and it’s not true,” she said.
“In many countries, women are still treated as second-class citizens.”
And the World Trade Organization’s rules on trade, labour and environmental protection, which were adopted in 2017, are still unclear.
“There are many countries where there are a lot of complaints about how many women are in the labour force and that it’s unfair,” Ms. Zhao says.
Ms Zhao says China, India, Japan and the United States have made efforts to address discrimination in the workforce, but “it is a slow process.”
Ms Zhao has seen a decline in China’s female labour force participation rate, but it is still higher than that of the United Kingdom and Germany.
In India, where women make up about one-fifth of the population, the proportion of women in the labor force has risen to 62 per cent from 55 per cent in 2010.
But in the United Arab Emirates, the number of women working in agriculture has fallen by one-fourth in a decade.
Ms Pappacas says China needs to address this inequality, but also take steps to improve its laws.
“As the World Health Organization has said, there’s a need to improve equality,” she explains.
And if we can change the way women are treated, then the world can change.” “
Women have a lot more power than men in society.
And if we can change the way women are treated, then the world can change.”
Ms Poppas says the situation can be improved if governments adopt a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, including making sure women don�t receive preferential treatment, and that their employment is done in accordance with gender norms.
China has taken a more lenient approach than the United Nations, which has been criticized for not