07 March 2014
The ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative: Where we are, and where we want to be.
06 March 2013
On 6 March 2013, new studies and evidence on impact of domestic violence in the workplace from three countries were presented by a four-person panel during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
27 February 2013
The theme for International Women’s Day 2013 – STOP Violence at work – highlights the need to promote decent work for women and men that is free from violence.
19 January 2013
As part of the advocacy and awareness-raising strategy, and also to support greater policy debate and the development of reform initiatives, it is important that the media are aware of issues of discrimination in employment against women, are equipped to effectively report on these issues and to generate news stories to cover challenges affecting women’s employment opportunities.
14 January 2013
The ILO Project under the Access to Employment and Non-Discrimination component of MAMPU is designed to promote economic and social empowerment of women through strategies that strengthen women’s access to and equitable involvement in formal employment and decent work in Indonesia.
06 July 2012
Demonstrating their strong joint support for gender equality at work, the Director General of the ILO, Mr Juan Somavia, and the Executive Director of UN Women, Ms Michele Bachelet, co-sponsored the Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast on “Decent work and women’s economic empowerment: Good policy and practice” on 6 July 2012.
07 May 2012
A GENDER & EVAL joint initiative.
08 March 2012
The Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) as the main voice of employers on labour and social issues in Indonesia takes seriously the issue of the sexual harassment at the workplace.
02 March 2012
On 2 March 2012, over 70 delegates from governments, UN entities, employers, workers and NGOs attended the side event on the importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas during the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
28 February 2012
During this side event, three powerful speakers ─ Ms Ronnie Goldberg (Vice-President of the US Council for International Business), Ms Rehana Riyalawala (Secretary of the Indian Self-Employed Women's Association/SEWA) and Ms Shireen Lateef (Senior Adviser on Gender of the Asian Development Bank/ADB) ─ addressed the topic "Rural Employment and Agriculture" in an active dialogue with some 85 women and men participants.
27 February 2012
The theme for International Women’s Day 2012 – Empower Rural Women, end poverty and hunger – highlights the need to tackle gender inequalities in the rural sector.
24 January 2012
Dr Jantine Jacobi (UNAIDS), Ms Sylvia Lopez-Ekra (IOM) and Ms Isha L. Dyfan (OHCHR) will share their experiences in piloting in their respective institutions the draft System-wide Action Plan for implementation of the United Nations system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Ms Jane Hodges, GENDER Director, will introduce the subject and facilitate the discussion.
23 June 2011
A GENDER initiative, with the participation of Ms Ludo McFerran, Project Officer at Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, Sydney, Australia
03 June 2011
A global international event on gender, work and employment, gathering experts and successful practitioners
01 May 2011
The Forum will bring together ILO’s Global Network of Regional and Sub-regional Gender Specialists, Sector Gender Coordinators, GENDER staff and other key staff members from HQ and from the Arab States Region.
29 April 2011
A special event by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)
05 April 2011
A GENDER & DIALOGUE joint initiative.
14 March 2011
The agreed conclusions on "Access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work" identify gaps and challenges, and provide action-oriented recommendations for all States, relevant non-governmental bodies, mechanisms and entities of the UN System and other relevant stakeholders.
27 February 2011
The year 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day, and the theme of the ILO’s celebrations is: "Making the crisis recovery work for women!" as we will endeavour to show the importance of including women in recovery policies after the financial crisis.