Towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: A summary of the ILO’s interventions 2013-2016

In line with the ultimate Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 8 (Gender Equality and Decent Work and Economic Growth, respectively), the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been active in promoting women’s legal, social and economic empowerment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) through a series of tripartite interventions that involve government, employers and workers at the policy and institutional levels, as well as the grassroots levels.

This brief highlights the ILO’s interventions Implemented in Gaza and the West Bank between 2013 and 2016, which fall broadly under two thematic areas: Non-discrimination in the workplace and strengthening of cooperatives. Moreover, the brief presents the ILO’s Strategy for Gender Equality in the OPT 2016 – 2017, which includes assessing the domestic worker sector, mapping the occurrence of violence at work, support efforts to integrate gender equality in the Labour Law Reform, revitalize the Participatory Gender Audit National Strategy, and provide technical support to cooperatives.