Policy Development and Law Reform

The ILO works with regional governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to mainstream gender in employment and skills development policies and surveys, as well as review and amend laws to promote gender equality in the workplace.

With ILO support, Jordan, has recently amended laws which recognise the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, flexible working hours, paternity leave, and the provision of childcare. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the process of developing a national policy on Equality in Employment with the aim of increasing female labour force participation.