Gender equality

  • Gaganjit Singh / UN Women
  • Jobson / UNICEF
  • Thierry Falise / ILO
  • DVIDSHUB
  • M. Rakusen / AFP
The primary goal of the ILO is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Gender equality is a key element in reaching this goal and is a cross-cutting policy driver for all ILO policy outcomes.

The ILO Policy on Gender Equality and Mainstreaming supports a two-pronged approach of gender mainstreaming: analysing and addressing in all ILO initiatives the specific needs of both women and men, and targeted interventions to enable women and men to participate in, and benefit equally from, development efforts.

Projects

  1. Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment through development cooperation

    Beyond mainstreaming gender into all its development cooperation projects, the ILO coordinates a portfolio of specific projects.

Women at work: 20 years of progress and challenges