Providing adequate social protection for women in the informal sector in Senegal: key recommendations for a gender-sensitive RSPC
The RSPC is a social protection program to support informal workers in Senegal. The law is set to be effective by 2035 and would have positive repercussions on the reduction of poverty and gender-based disparities, as well as foster an inclusive economic growth and decent work in informal sectors. UN Women West and Central Africa Regonal Office (UN Women WCARO) and the International Labor Organization's (ILO) Senegal office partnered to release a study on gender mainstreaming in the RSPC. In this publication, the study's main results are outlined as well as their direct implications for RSPC recipients. Senegalese women are overrepresented in the informal sector and have specific gender-related needs that the RSPC failed to take into consideration. This policy brief highlights six recommendations which aim to make the RSPC more inclusive towards women, as they would be the primary recipients.