ABC of Women Worker’s Rights and Gender Equality

Second edition

Women’s rights and gender equality have gained growing attention over the past decades, both at international and national levels. In order to promote equality between women and men in the world of work, international labour standards and national legislation have been adopted on a wide range of related issues.

However, workers are often unaware of their rights derived from these standards – a fact that has been increasingly identified as a major obstacle to their effective use. Based on the ILO’s Conventions and Recommendations, this revised and expanded ABC focuses on States’ or employers’ obligations, and workers’ rights, in relation to gender equality in the world of work.

This edition incorporates important information relevant to women workers in entries on sexual harassment, women in development, the glass ceiling and many more. Other major developments for both female and male workers are included under gender mainstreaming and other gender issues, fundamental principles and rights at work, globalization, export processing zones, part-time work, and workers with family responsibilities.

Arranged alphabetically, each entry provides a clear, succinct definition or description and directs the reader to relevant ILO and other legal instruments, and to related topics in this edition.

With an easy-to-follow format, the guide is an essential tool for raising awareness and legal literacy on gender equality issues.