Publications on Equality and discrimination

April 2017

  1. Publication

    Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED)

    18 April 2017

    The brochure provides an overview of the Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project in Sri Lanka, highlighting the activities in the fruit and vegetable and fishery sectors.

  2. Publication

    DIALOGUE in brief: Transition to Formality: The Critical role of Social Dialogue

    18 April 2017

    This first issue in the new series “Dialogue in Brief” examines the critical role of social dialogue in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. It summarises relevant international labour standards as well as the challenges faced in practice. It then presents examples from around the world of how governments and the social partners are using social dialogue in the transition to formality, drawing some policy conclusions.

  3. Publication

    Multinational enterprises and inclusive development: Harnessing national social dialogue institutions to address the governance gap

    01 April 2017

    This paper is a part of the research project of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit of the Governance and Tripartism Department (DIALOGUE/GOVERNANCE) and the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprises Engagement Unit of the Enterprises Department (ENT/MULTI) whose main objective is to analyse and document country experiences in the area of tripartite social dialogue and multinational enterprises (MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI).

March 2017

  1. ILO Research paper No. 19

    Foreign trade barriers and jobs in global supply chains

    29 March 2017

    This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of how trade and trade policies shape job creation and destruction across countries in the context of a globally fragmented production, by considering manufacturing and services jobs separately. The analysis takes into account not only tariff and non-tariff barriers to goods trade, but also barriers to services trade.

  2. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 7

    Regulating the use of temporary contracts by enterprises

    09 March 2017

    The use of temporary employment allows enterprises to adjust their workforces to changing circumstances. However, an over-reliance on the use of temporary workers can lead to productivity challenges, both for individual firms and for the overall economy. Legislation governing the use of temporary contracts plays an important role in influencing firms’ decisions on how intensively to rely on temporary labour.

  3. International Women's Day

    Regional tables and country/territory dashboards

    08 March 2017

    A breakdown of data from the regions and territories surveyed in the report, "Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men"

  4. Violence and Harassment at Work

    Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work-Trade Union Perspective and Action

    08 March 2017

    Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies from different sectors and countries across the world to show that through collective agreements, workplace policies and negotiations, campaigns and awareness raising, trade unions have taken constructive steps to tackle violence in the world of work. A key objective of the report is to promote a systematic approach to prevention and elimination of violence and harassment at work and to inform trade unions in building a strong position for the development of a standard-setting item at the International Labour Conference in 2018.

  5. Report

    Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men

    08 March 2017

    This study provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work based on the 2016 Gallup World Poll. The poll, which was conducted in 142 countries and territories, is representative of 98 per cent of the global population.

  6. Publication

    Women, gender and work: Social choices and inequalities. Volume 2

    08 March 2017

    A collection of 30 recent articles selected from the International Labour Review, offering the insights of economists, sociologists and lawyers into a wide range of gender issues and country settings.

  7. Publication

    The labour situation of indigenous women in Peru: A study

    02 March 2017

    This report, focusing on Peru, provides research on the labour situation of indigenous women as well as recommendations on how to improve the rights and access of indigenous women in rural areas to decent work.