Gender Promotion

ACTRAV assists trade unions in their efforts to promote greater gender equality in the world of work and within their own structures and policies. This includes support for building union capacity to lift obstacles to and strengthen representation of women within trade unions, to promote gender sensitive collective bargaining and social dialogue, to develop strong gender dimensions of trade union education programs. Awareness rising and campaigning for gender equality and women leadership training of trade union representatives also receive support.

ACTRAV, in cooperation with other units of the ILO, implements programs assisting trade unions to strengthen their technical expertise in areas such as labour law, employment policies, social protection, wages and occupational safety with strong gender equality dimensions. ACTRAV provides support to trade unions for developing their policies and programs reducing gender pay gap, strengthening maternity protection, reconciling work and family.