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2014

  1. 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.

2013

  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.

2012

  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.

  2. 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.

  3. Good practices and challenges on the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183) and the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156): A comparative study

    05 November 2012

    The working paper presents ten national case studies on Conventions No. 183 and 156. It identifies opportunities for stepping up ratification and implementation of these Conventions, as requested in the 2009 International Labour Conference Resolution concerning gender equality at the heart of decent work. An annex contains an annotated bibliography of 150 relevant publications, making this a complete reference tool for policy-makers and practitioners.

  4. ILO Gender News: No. 19, November 2012

    01 November 2012

    This 2012 issue of ILO Gender News highlights some of the main achievements across the regions towards the goal of gender equality in the world of work. It includes articles on the crucial role by ILO to promote decent work for domestic workers, increase employability and skills of women, reduce gender-based violence and reconcile work and family responsibilities.

  5. Gender Equality and Decent Work: Selected ILO Conventions and Recommendations that promote gender equality as of 2012

    17 October 2012

    This guide provides the text of some of the key Conventions for promoting gender equality in the world of work

  6. A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)

    15 August 2012

    This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context. It is based on the ILO’s practical experience of piloting PGAs of many ILO technical units and country offices, constituents and UN partners from 2001 to 2012.

  7. Freedom of association for women rural workers: A manual

    08 August 2012

    Tis manual is an easy-to-use, practical tool for trade unions to reach out to women workers in the rural sector to inform them of their rights and engage them in activities to promote freedom of association. It goes through the various steps on how to get in contact with the workers, how to prepare for and conduct the training, and what activities to suggest for them.

  8. Freedom of association for women workers in EPZs: A manual

    08 August 2012

    This manual is an easy-to-use, practical tool for trade unions to reach out to women workers in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) to inform them of their rights and engage them in activities that promote freedom of association and organizing as a key means to improve their working conditions. It goes through the various steps on how to get in contact with the workers, how to prepare for and conduct the training, and what activities to suggest for the women workers.

  9. Gender balance in the International Labour Conference

    08 July 2012

    This booklet provide statistics on the representation of women and men in sessions of the Conference from 2006 to 2012.

  10. Dry cleaner: International Hazard Datasheets on Occupation

    04 July 2012

    The datasheet contains information on the hazards, risks and notions of prevention related to this specific occupation. The datasheet is intended for those professionally concerned with health and safety at work.

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