International Women's Day 2017

The ILO marked International Women’s Day with the launch of a ground-breaking new report which provides a global snapshot of attitudes about women and work for the first time ever. The report, which is based on data from the Gallup World Poll, was launched at a special event at Gallup headquarters in Washington D.C. Speakers included actor, producer and activist Eva Longoria.
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    Globally, most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

    New landmark report clearly shows that concerns regarding gender equality and achieving a better work-family balance resonate around the world.

Explore the findings

  1. How do people feel about women and work?

    We asked 149,000 people in 142 countries how they feel about women and work. Here’s what they said.

  2. Should women work paid jobs, stay at home and do housework or both?

Stories of change

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    Women helping women succeed in Nepal

    In Nepal, women entrepreneurs are helping each other succeed by sharing business practices which not only build security and provide for their families; they can also change long-held perceptions about gender and the role of women in society.