Labour Inspectors train to identify Gender-Based Discrimination

The ILO is training Ministry of Labour inspectors how to better identify and assess gender-based discrimination in the workplace.

The ILO is training Ministry of Labour inspectors how to better identify and assess gender-based discrimination in the workplace, as part of a drive to enforce fundamental labour standards on gender equality across Jordan

The training will be conducted by the ILO Department of NORMES in Geneva and the ILO ROAS with facilitation from the Better Work Jordan programme. A member of the National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE)- a committee which was set up by the ILO and its partners which aims to promote the principle of equal pay for work of equal value - will also participate to share the work on pay equity in Jordan It will examine ways of improving the implementation of the fundamental Conventions on gender equality, namely the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), and the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111), which Jordan has ratified.

Objectives: 

  • Increase capacity of labour inspectors to identify issues of discrimination and unequal pay.
  • Draw on experiences regarding different types of discrimination and issues of equal pay encountered in monitoring and inspection processes.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges for addressing non-discrimination and equal pay, with respect to:
    • legal and policy framework;
    • awareness raising;
    • inspection checklists and guidelines;
    • data collection;
    • workplace equality plans;
    • coordination with other government agencies and the social partners. 

Participants:

Participants include inspectors from the Ministry of Labour, Directorate of Labour Inspection and Women's Department.