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Women are susceptible to an increased risk of violence and their life choices have many limitations, which may be brought about by a lack of economic autonomy. Being independent with their own income is key for women to exercise more control over their lives.

Why are women's economic rights important?
Engaging in paid work provides women with income and also serves as an opportunity to expand their social circles, gaining skills and knowledge as well as confidence.

Every woman has a right to adequate standards of living, which include rights to food and rights to housing. This underlines the importance of paid work for all.

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