Women’s Rights: Working in Construction

When you think of the word ‘construction‘, do you immediately picture a “strong” man wearing a vest and a helmet? Sadly, in the world of building and construction, the stereotype of a builder man still strongly exists.

Based on research, part of the problem is sexism. It has been reported that more than half of the female construction workers in the UK were said to be treated worse than men in their job based on their gender.
It’s been recorded that 99% of construction site workers and builders are men.

In this day and age, where gender equality in the workplace is on the rise – including typically male dominant fields such as firefighting, it seems that house building services are still perceived as a man’s job.

Based on research, part of the problem is sexism. It has been reported that more than half of the female construction workers in the UK were said to be treated worse than men in their job based on their gender.

According to Holly Porter, a woman who runs a networking group for female construction workers, states that “the wider challenge is to encourage¬†young people to not see it as a males-only career.”

This blog has been sourced and extracted from: The Guardian