Within the overall framework of this programme, ILO has a mandate to assess the gender disparities in “employment sector” and facilitate corrective measures at all levels – particularly by involving key labour market stakeholders, i.e., Government, Employers, Workers / Trade Unions and others. The project is part of One-UN Joint Program on Agriculture, Rural Development and Poverty Reduction (ARP) Joint Programme Component-2: Decent Employment & Poverty Alleviation and is designed to contribute to the following joint programme outcomes:
- Joint programme outcome-1: Strengthened institutions and enabling policy framework to promote gendered governance;
- Joint output 1.1: Enhanced capacity of key government institutions and civil society to develop gender sensitive policies;
- Joint programme outcome-2: Improved business development services for women’s entrepreneurship; and
- Joint programme output-5: Enhanced awareness of gender disparity and implementation of gender equality in the employment sector.
The project has successfully initiated the following interventions:
- In collaboration with Ministry of Labour & Manpower, established a “Coordination Forum for Gender Equality” for all labour market stakeholders;
- Engaged Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in capacity building, promotion of Gender Equality Policy and helping women in managing glass ceiling in private sector; and
- Engaged Pakistan Workers’ Federation (PWF) and All Pakistan Labour Federation (APLF) in capacity building of trade unions, adoption of Gender Equality Policy and promoting gender-responsive work practices in line with relevant ILO Conventions.
- A series of studies on gender disparities in following areas:
- Skills development;
- Employment programmes;
- Youth employment;
- Post-crisis employment recovery;
- Evidence-based study on best practices in minimizing sexual harassment at workplace;
- Study on Gender Disaggregated Employment Statistics: Issues and Current Practices;
- Support for Policy on “Home-Based Workers” and ratification of the Home Work Convention, 1996 (No.177); and
- Piloting different models for providing “integrated support to home-based workers”.
For further information please contact:
Mr Saad Gilani
Senior Programme Officer
Tel: +51 2276456-8, Ext. 252