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Aimie is just one of many Maldivian women who have had to give up her career after the birth of her daughter, as there are currently no or limited access to public childcare facilities. The 2014 national Housing and Population census highlighted that 72 percent of persons out of the labour force, are women. In most atolls, women are unemployed at higher rates than men. Women tend to cite family duties as a reason for not working far more than men.