Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the World of Work in Brazil, Angola, South Africa India, China (BASIC)

This project aims to tackle sex-based discrimination and promote workplaces where women and men enjoy equal rights and respect, as well as equal opportunities and treatment.

The BASIC project seeks to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the workplace in the five countries through promoting:

Gender sensitive workplace practices: The project works to promote workplaces where women and men are given equal respect, and have equal opportunities for advancement. The project has a particular focus on combating violence against women and sexual harassment in the workplace, and on improving working conditions for domestic workers.

The legal, policy, and institutional framework: The project commissions research and provides training and on ILO conventions relating to gender equality. Through a process of social dialogue the project examines national compliance with existing obligations, and works with constituents to advocate the benefits of ratification of new conventions.

The project is also using a South-South approach to expand activities into Mozambique, Nepal, Mongolia and Zimbabwe.