East and South Asia stand out as the only two regions in the world where female labour force participation rates have decreased over the past two decades and gender gaps increased, according to a new ILO report.According to World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) report, Trends for Women 2017, shows gender gaps are one of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work. Women are significantly less likely than men to participate in the labour market, and those who do look for work are less likely than men to find it. What’s more, women in the region work in jobs that tend to be both of lower quality and lower pay than their male counterparts.