International Women's Day 2018

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    Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

    Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions at work.

Key findings

  1. Video

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

  2. Interactive App

    WESO Data Finder

    Create charts and download data with the WESO Data Finder.

Stories of change

  1. The gender gap in employment: What's holding women back?

    Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future.

  2. Improving job opportunities for rural women through better results measurement

    The ILO and IFAD supported Taqeem Initiative pilots innovative M&E strategies for women and youth in the MENA region.