Resources on Gender equality

  1. Event

    Regional meeting on promoting Decent Work in garment sector supply chains in Asia

    The ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok are to convene a consultation meeting with ILO Constituents (Governments, Employers and Workers) from leading garment producing countries and key stakeholders from the sector.

  2. News

    "Equal Pay International Coalition" (EPIC) Key Stakeholders Meeting in Berlin

    22 September 2017

    The meeting hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, was organized to provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to shape EPIC’s operational and strategic directions.

  3. News

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    21 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  4. Video

    Empowering indigenous women through decent work

    19 September 2017

    Indigenous peoples are five per cent of the world's population but 15 per cent of the world's poor. As a result of exclusion and discrimination, indigenous women are often the poorest of the poor. They struggle more to find decent work. In Bolivia and Guatemala, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.

  5. © Asrian Mirza / ILO 2017

    Gender equality

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    18 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  6. Publication

    Macroeconomic policy and women's economic empowerment

    15 September 2017

  7. Impact brief, Issue 10

    IMPACT BRIEF: Empowering Young Women through Business and Vocational Training: Evidence from Rural Upper Egypt

    01 September 2017

    The Taqeem Impact Brief Series documents how organizations measure outcomes of their employment programmes, the tools that are applied and the findings and recommendations that emerge to assist them in improving impacts and programme design.

  8. Impact Report Series, Issue 8

    IMPACT REPORT: Empowering Young Women through Business and Vocational Training: Evidence from a Field Intervention in Rural Egypt

    01 September 2017

    The ILO Taqeem “Impact Report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. The studies use experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to estimate employment outcomes of active labour market policies and programmes. The goal is to improve the evidence base for “what works” in the effective design and implementation of integrated employment policy responses for youth and women’s employment. Taqeem is a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of an IFAD-financed project titled “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”.

  9. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 7, August 2017

    29 August 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  10. Working Paper No. 1 / 2017

    Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.