Gender in employment policies and programmes: What works for women?

EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 235

The ILO works with developing countries to promote employment, income and decent work opportunities for all women and men, in keeping with the SDGs, but in particular, SDG 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and SDG 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men. This report has reviewed and compiled selected examples of gender-responsive (inclusive) employment policies and programmes that underpin ILO’s work, as well as examples of good practice from other organizations, recognizing that collaboration and partnerships on a global scale will be required to achieve the SDGs.