Publications

2012

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Operator, Evaporator: 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.

  11. Chemical Reactor Operator: 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.

  12. ILO Gender Equality Action Plan 2010-15 - Phase II (2012-2013)

    23 April 2012

    Following submission to the Governing Body in March 2012, the ILO Action Plan for 2010-15: Phase II Aligned with Programme and Budget 2012-13 reproduces the gender-related strategies and indicators of outcomes in the P&B 2012-13 and links them to the corresponding conclusions contained in the 2009 ILC Resolution on Gender Equality.

  13. Equality and non-discrimination at work in East and South-East Asia: Guide

    18 April 2012

    The principles of equality and non-discrimination are embedded in universal notions of decency, dignity and respect, and are fundamental for promoting social justice and economic development both within and across countries.

  14. Equality and non-discrimination at work in East and South-East Asia: Exercise and tool book for trainers

    18 April 2012

    The principles of equality and non-discrimination are embedded in universal notions of decency, dignity and respect, and are fundamental for promoting social justice and economic development both within and across countries.

  15. Gender Equality and Decent Work - Selected ILO Conventions and Recommendations that promote Gender Equality as of 2012

    20 March 2012

  16. Indigenous women workers - With case studies from Bangladesh, Nepal and the Americas

    15 February 2012

    This paper draws on the expertise and experience of two specialized ILO teams - the Programme to Promote ILO Convention No. 169 (PRO169) based in the International Labour Standards Department and the ILO’s Bureau for Gender Equality - with the aim of examining indigenous women’s position in the workforce.

  17. Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis

    24 January 2012

    The annual Global Employment Trends report offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

  18. ILO Arab States Gender Equality Newsletter: No. 9, January 2012

    05 January 2012

2011

  1. Budget smart - Financial education for migrant workers and their families: Training manual

    22 December 2011

    Migration for work may provide opportunities for a better life to migrant men, women and their families, but it may also lead to labour exploitation, indebtedness or human trafficking if they are not prepared and lack basic management skills. When migrant workers know how to plan and make financial decisions, they can realize their goals in life.

  2. Money and migration: Smart guide for migrant workers

    21 December 2011

    Migration for work may provide opportunities for a better life to migrant men, women and their families, but it may also lead to labour exploitation, indebtedness or human trafficking if they are not prepared and lack basic management skills. When migrant workers know how to plan and make financial decisions, they can realize their goals in life.