Resources on Equality and non-discrimination in the Arab States

  1. Investing in ECCE would create 13 million jobs in the region

    02 June 2023

    The Conference discussed findings of the ILO report 2022 “Care at Work: Investing in Care Leave Policies and Care Services for a More Gender-Equal World of Work.

  2. Closing the childcare policy gap would generate almost 6 million jobs in 12 MENA countries by 2035

    15 May 2023

    Investing in childcare provision that closes significant gaps in paid childcare-related leave and early childhood care and education (ECCE) would generate nearly 5.8 million ECCE jobs in 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa by 2035. This would help reduce inequalities, generate decent care jobs, promote social justice, and support children’s developmental and education outcomes in the region.

  3. The journey of Samar, female entrepreneur in Iraq

    07 March 2023

    Following years of displacement and uncertainty, Samar from Mosul has set up a business making and selling sweets and pastries. She talks about her journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur, with the support of an ILO financial inclusion initiative providing entrepreneurs with trainings and loans to start or expand their businesses.

  4. ILO introduces key entrepreneurship training package for Iraqi women in enterprise

    27 June 2022

    With the support of the European Union, the ILO has launched one of its key entrepreneurship training programmes in Iraq to support hundreds of women to set up small-scale businesses in the agricultural sector.

  5. Gender Equality and Decent Work in Jordan 2022

    29 April 2022

  6. Rural women develop skills in Iraq's date palm sector

    07 March 2022

    Women employed on farms take part in an ILO capacity building training programme to foster skills, entrepreneurship and decent employment in the field of agriculture.

  7. ILO supports rural women in Basra to develop their skills in the date sector

    07 March 2022

    An ILO capacity building training programme for rural women in Basra seeks to foster skills, entrepreneurship and decent employment in the field of agriculture, funded by the European Union.

  8. © ILO 2023

    Webinar: Workers Centres in the 21st Century

    An upcoming webinar will discuss the ILO’s recent background paper about the role of workers centres in supporting vulnerable employees.

  9. © ILO 2023

    Lebanon Minister of Labour visits ILO for talks on new government decent work priorities

    02 November 2021

    Lebanon’s newly appointed Minister of Labour has met with ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to outline cooperation on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

  10. Workshop: Syrian and Jordanian women’s economic participation since the Jordan Compact

    The workshop, organised by the ILO, Fafo, the University of Bath, and the Yarmouk University, will provide an opportunity to discuss the initial findings of a study exploring the challenges and opportunities facing women’s labour market participation in Jordan.