Disability and work

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    People with disabilities make up an estimated one billion, or 15 per cent, of the world's population. About 80 per cent are of working age. The right of people with disabilities to decent work, however, is frequently denied. People with disabilities, particularly women with disabilities, face enormous attitudinal, physical and informational barriers to equal opportunities in the world of work. Read more>>

What's new

  1. Expert meeting at the ILO, Geneva, 26-27 April 2016

    Opening pathways into "unusual" employment for persons with disabilities

    18 May 2016

  2. Women with Disabilities

    Focus on : Disabled Women Entrepreneurs in Zambia

    04 March 2016

  3. Disability and skills training

    Mushrooms mean opportunities for disabled persons in Bangladesh

    16 February 2016

Mainstreaming disability

  1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    Design an inclusive skills development program


    How to increase access of persons with disabilities and women with low levels of education to skills development programmes.

In the spotlight

  1. © ILO

    Training in China

    Hunan pioneers an innovative model called "supported employment"

  2. Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense

    People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills.