The Fourth Industrial Revolution could smash gender inequality – or deepen it

The rise of robots will hit the women the hardest, unless there are major shifts in attitudes and education. Image: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Valerie Cliff

Deputy Regional Director, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific

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Labourers at a garment factory in Bangkok, Thailand. Image: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
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School pupils dressed up as Radha, consort of Krishna, in Ahmedabad, India. Image: Reuters/Amit Dave

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