1. Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

    12 January 2015

    This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.


  1. Achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation: Guidelines

    25 November 2014

    These guidelines reflect the reappraisal of disability as a human rights issue. Intended for policy-makers and drafters of legislation, they have been developed with a view to assisting in improving the effectiveness of national laws concerning training and employment of disabled persons, as part of an ILO Project "Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation”.

  2. Maternity Protection in SMEs: An international review

    20 October 2014

    This report reviews the key international literature on the outcomes of maternity protection in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It also addresses the questions of how, to what extent and under what conditions maternity protection in SMEs can generate positive outcomes for enterprises as well as broader society, considering implications for policy and practice.

  3. Business as unusual: Making workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities

    03 October 2014

  4. Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities: The Business Case

    05 September 2014

  5. The Disabled Beggar – A Literature Review

    02 September 2014

    This literature review originated as part of an exploratory study of beggars with disabilities in Ethiopia, reported on in ILO Working Paper No. 141 published in 2013. It has been updated and is published separately here, as a contribution to debates on the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities, on poverty reduction and social protection.

  6. Disability and corporate social responsibility reporting: An analysis comparing reporting practices of 40 selected multinational enterprises

    04 July 2014

  7. Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world

    13 May 2014

    The study reviews national law and practice on both maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries and territories including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare.

  8. Resource guide on Gender issues in employment and labour market policies: Working towards women’s economic empowerment and gender equality

    12 May 2014

  9. Guidance Note 4: Integrating gender in the monitoring and evaluation of projects

    13 March 2014

  10. International Women's Day 2014: Equality for Women is progress for all

    05 March 2014

    On International Women’s Day 2014, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on disability recognizes the leadership and achievements of individual disabled women in selected countries. This brochure acknowledges their accomplishments and shares their stories on promoting equality for women with disabilities.


  1. Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and empowerment of women: A comparative analysis

    23 December 2013

    This comparative analysis aims to help the ILO generate new thinking on ways to improve the impact of cash transfer programmes on women's poverty alleviation and economic empowerment. Key findings relate to selected cash transfer programmes from five countries: Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and South Africa.

  2. Men and Masculinities: Promoting Gender Equality in the World of Work

    10 December 2013

    This paper aims to outline some of the key areas within the world of work where considering the gender-related roles and expectations of men, and the role men can play in promoting gender equality, are useful.

  3. Gender dimensions of national employment policies: A 24-country study

    06 December 2013

    This report provides an overview of the 24 countries sampled, including a methodology for analysis, a mapping of the gender responsiveness of the policies along a “spectrum of gender dimensions”, and an examination of the recurrent themes and patterns that emerge from the review.

  4. Inclusion of people with disabilities in vocational training: A practical guide

    27 November 2013

    This guide is designed to provide practical advice to administrators and trainers in vocational training centres and vocational training programmes about how to include people with disabilities.

  5. Gender balance in the International Labour Conference

    01 October 2013

    This booklet provide statistics on the representation of women and men in sessions of the Conference from 2007 to 2013.

  6. Supporting workers with family responsibilities: connecting child development and the decent work agenda

    08 July 2013

    This working paper presents a series of solutions to the challenging social issues. It builds on the conclusions of “Investing in Child Development and Learning: Ensuring Equity in Decent Work and Sustainable Development,” a forum convened by UNICEF and ILO on 28 February 2012. This paper was used to stimulate dialogue and guide discussion during an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ministerial Roundtable in New York on 3 July 2012. The Roundtable examined the policy challenges posed to policy-makers, the social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) and other societal actors in proposing policies in support of working families.

  7. International perspectives on women and work in hotels, catering and tourism

    07 April 2013

    This working paper highlights structural and cultural issues that often determine the roles that women play within the hotel, catering and tourism workforce and the strategies which can make a difference to their status and opportunities within the sector.

  8. Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    09 January 2013

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.


  1. Summary of the Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

    11 December 2012

    This report examines the conditions of women’s engagement in the labour market, by estimating and analysing five key gaps, or gender differentials, between women and men which disadvantage women: in unemployment, in employment, in labour force participation, in vulnerability, and in sectoral and occupational segregation.