The country has a few major exports, tea, garments and the remittances of migrant labour being the most important.
I just realised that the majority of the workforce in all of these sectors is women. In the tea industry, almost all of the most productive work is done by women.
In the garment trade, the majority of the sewing staff are women and are well represented in other parts of the industry as well.
The migrant labourers include skilled and unskilled workers but all of the housemaids are women.
Does anyone have any statistics of employment by sex in these sectors to share?