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Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!


Promoting equality is not only a matter of human rights, but it also makes good economic sense. Empowering women goes beyond the intrinsic value for women themselves,and has profound impacts on families,communities,national economies.The ILO supports several micro-finance programmes for gender equality and the empowerment of women.


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Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Eusebia, 25 years old, is from the Huancayipampa community in Muñecas Province, La Paz, Bolivia. As a child she came to the city of La Paz to sell meat in the Miraflores Market. Now she is running her shop. Bolivia. Photo:ILO/
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Self-employment:This woman has received skills training to enable her to open an informal beauty parlour at home, and juggle to maintain the work-life balance. Sri Lanka. Photo:ILO/Perera Y.R.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
She has acquired marketing and accounting skills in order to run her store successfully, Beijing, China. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Female enterpreneur: After having worked for major companies in Côte d'Ivoire, Chiata Kignelman is now the head of her own computer enterprise. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Making "Beedi" cigarettes at home, in the village of Puttige (Mangalore region, India). Here, the ILO has set up a pilot project offering other opportunities to these women who earn little more than a pitiful salary. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Woman enterpreneur: In 1988 Rosalie Akoto Yao started her snack stand on an uncultivated piece of land (picture she is holding). Today she heads an enterprise with 50 employees and her restaurant, Le Maqui Du Val, with a capacity of 600 seats, is a must if you come to Abidjan. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
This lady owns a selling point in a public market which specializes in local arts and craft, right in the city centre of Florianopolis, South Brazil. The city government subsidizes such initiatives to remove people from street vending and provide them with a better place to work and sell, together with the necessary training, by which she can use her skills in Renascença, a very old embroidery craft in Brazil, passed along generations. Photo:ILO/Jordão S.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
A former child soldier, after demobilization, Nathalie followed an ILO/IPEC programme which gave her acccess to a training course as a mechanic. She is now working for a major garage in Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and receives the same salary as a man. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Women have been able to set up fresh vegetable stalls as part of a micro-finance project to supplement their meagre income, Indonesia. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Nella Fernández is the first female manager in a mining company in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. For her, mining is a new challenge that requires great knowledge of all the aspects related to it. Photo:ILO/Cassidy K.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Woman entrepreneur: Léonie Amongoua - stylist and modelist- now employs 35 people in her fashion workshop and exports her models. Côte d'Ivoire. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Rural cooperative (supported by the ILO) gathering women from the district of Lahore. Pakistan. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Young pharmacist (right) with her employee. Banda Aceh, Indonesia. A very challenging enterprise which she has steered successfully. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Woman entrepreneur with a disability: Tearoom keeper serving customers in Tigray region, Ethiopia. Photo:ILO/Fiorente A.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Self-employment: Women in Sri Lanka earning through painting ceramics and pottery, a traditional artform handed down from generation to generation. Photo:ILO/Perera Y.R.
Investing in Decent Work for women: Not just right, but smart!
Classes to provide targeted training to women entrepreneurs. Employment center in Murmansk, Russian Federation. Photo:ILO/Crozet M.

  
  
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