Publications on Equality and discrimination

February 2018

  1. Publication

    Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    05 February 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.

December 2017

  1. Working Paper No. 2 / 2017

    Working conditions of indigenous women and men in Central Africa: an analysis based on available evidence

    13 December 2017

    Drawing on previous ILO research as well as a number of other available sources, this paper provides an analytical overview of key issues faced by indigenous peoples in the world of work in the Central African region. Highlighting ILO and United Nations instruments that seek to promote and protect the rights of indigenous women and men, the paper points to several measures to make these rights more effective for them, including improving data availability, protecting indigenous peoples’ rights to land and natural resources, and adopting special measures to overcome discrimination against them.

  2. Publication

    Gender dimensions of employment trends and future of work: Where would women work next?

    07 December 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 222

November 2017

  1. Policy brief

    Making TVET and skills systems inclusive of persons with disabilities

    27 November 2017

    This policy brief focuses on how mainstream Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and skills development systems can contribute to improving the labour market situation of persons with disabilities.

  2. Publication

    Maternity protection and workers with family responsibilities in the formal and informal economy of Ghana. Practices, gaps and measures for improvement

    23 November 2017

  3. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

    Bios of Speakers

    17 November 2017

    ILO-IFAD Taqeem Policy Roundtable: What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?

  4. Impact Report Series, Issue 9

    Promoting youth employment and empowerment of young women in Jordan: An assessment of active labour market policies

    17 November 2017

    The ILO Taqeem “Impact Report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported employment assessment and impact evaluations. 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”.

  5. Publication

    Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    07 November 2017

    A global transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable economy presents several opportunities for achieving gender equality in the world of work that is critical for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. This publication highlights how a just transition with inclusive climate action can play a strong role in transforming gender norms and furthering gender equality, while ensuring women have the opportunity to participate as actors in combating climate change, building a green economy and generating green jobs.

October 2017

  1. Easy-to-read version of joint UN Global Compact and ILO guide for employers on disability rights

    What companies should do to support the rights of people with disabilities

    30 October 2017

    This easy-to-read version of the UN Global Compact/ILO "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion" suggests concrete actions and measures companies can take to implement good practices that are inclusive of persons with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace and in the community - in alignment with relevant UN conventions and frameworks.

September 2017

  1. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 10

    Economic impacts of reducing the gender gap

    29 September 2017

    Closing the gender gap in participation by 25 per cent by 2025 could increase global GDP by US$5.3 trillion