Publications on Equality and discrimination

May 2018

  1. Impact Report Series, Issue 11

    Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia - An assessment using the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)

    01 May 2018

    The “Women’s and Youth Empowerment in Rural Tunisia” study uses, for the first time in the Arab world, the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) to investigate the topic of gender equality. The study employs a large-scale survey of rural, semi-urban and urban Tunisia to map levels of empowerment among women and young people between the age of 18 and 30. The overall objective of the project is to provide new measurement tools and data to policymakers and organisations to allow them to better design, target, monitor and evaluate initiatives aiming to empower women and young people across Tunisia.

April 2018

  1. Publication

    Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers' child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    25 April 2018

    Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the ILO's previous studies with cases from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.

  2. Research Department Working Paper n°27

    The gendered effects of air pollution on labour supply

    17 April 2018

    This paper draws on 20 years of systematic data collection on employment and air pollution to explore the link between air pollution and labour supply.

  3. Country Brief

    Morocco: Young women’s employment and empowerment in the rural economy

    06 April 2018

    This country brief looks at gender and youth dimensions of employment in Morocco, paying particular attention to the rural economy.

March 2018

  1. Publication

    Summary report - Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way

    28 March 2018

    This is a summary of the report “Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way” which aims to provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for cooperatives and other SSE enterprises in empowering women workers in the informal economy with a specific focus on the experience of Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

  2. Impact Report Series, Issue 10

    Constraints and good practice in women’s entrepreneurship in MENA

    22 March 2018

    Case study: New evidence on gender attitudes towards women in business

  3. Country Brief

    Jordan: Young women’s employment and empowerment in the rural economy

    22 March 2018

    This country brief looks at gender and youth dimensions of employment in Jordan, paying particular attention to the rural economy.

  4. Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Grievance handling

    19 March 2018

    Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.

  5. Publication

    Social Protection for Indigenous Peoples

    15 March 2018

    Indigenous and tribal peoples’ disproportionate representation among the poor and limited access to social protection are linked to their low levels of participation in decision-making. Social protection programmes may not sufficiently take into account their cultural integrity and ways of life. Guaranteeing at least a basic level of social protection, a social protection floor for all, including indigenous men, women and children, represents an essential component of national strategies for sustainable development. This brief highlights the importance of social protection for indigenous peoples and provides ways for ensuring a rights-based framework for promoting social protection for indigenous men, women and children.

  6. Book

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

    15 March 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.