Resources on Gender equality

  1. Publication

    Overview report of the Research Project by the ILO and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the constitutional and legislative protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.

    02 October 2009

    The project examined the extent to which the legal framework of 24 selected African countries impacts on and protects the rights of indigenous peoples. The project aimed to contribute to the development of a suitable policy and legal framework for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and build the capacity and raise the awareness of relevant actors amongst indigenous peoples and government institutions.

  2. Publication

    Electronic Newsletter PRO169 - October 2009

    02 October 2009

    This is the second edition of PRO 169's electronic newsletter. Since the first edition in June 2009, there have been a number of developments within the programme including the initiation of activities in Central America and Bangladesh; organisation of various seminars and training programmes at Headquarters; new publications and further expansion of existing websites. PRO 169 has also undergone an external evaluation by three indigenous experts. In collaboration with the OHCHR, PRO 169 organised the celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples in Geneva.

  3. Publication

    The ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Populations, 1957 (No.107) and the laws of Bangladesh: A comparative Review

    02 October 2009

    The initial idea of undertaking this study came about in 2005 as a result of increasing requests by indigenous peoples’ organizations in Bangladesh for the ILO to re-open dialogue with the Government of Bangladesh on implementation of ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 (No. 107). Although Convention No. 107 was ratified by Bangladesh in 1972, it had not been used systematically by the ILO and the Government of Bangladesh as an instrument for dialogue on development needs and strategies for indigenous and tribal populations in the country, despite its potential in this regard.

  4. Publication

    Microinsurance that works for women : making gender-sensitive microinsurance programs

    01 October 2009

    Microinsurance Innovation Facility - Microinsurance Paper No. 3 (Electronic resource)

  5. Video

    Liberia : Women Building a Path to Prosperity

    22 September 2009

    After 14 years of conflict, Liberia is on the road to recovery. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has joined forces with the government and the private sector to help kick start the economy with a road building programme, where nearly half the workers are women.

  6. Gender equality

    India’s barefoot solar engineers fight climate change and poverty

    04 September 2009

    The year 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the ILO’s gender equality action plan, and the end of a year-long global ILO campaign on gender equality and the world of work. One of the themes of the campaign was the linkage between climate change and the role of women in the world of work. Mandy Cunningham, a freelance journalist, reports from Rajasthan, India where women are at the forefront of what the ILO calls Green Jobs; jobs which are created as a result of economies adapting to climate and environmental change.

  7. Article

    Power for the powerless; the woman behind India's ‘Gentle Revolution’

    31 August 2009

    The year 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the ILO’s gender equality action plan, and the end of a year-long global ILO campaign on gender equality and the world of work. One of the themes of the campaign was “Social dialogue at work: voices and choices for women and men”. ILO Online reports from India where the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) has helped women and men to make their voices heard since 1971.

  8. Work and family

    By cooking and cleaning, Cambodia’s Mr. Mom sweeps away poverty

    21 August 2009

    The year 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the ILO’s gender equality action plan, and the end of a year-long global ILO campaign on gender equality and the world of work. One of the themes of the campaign was the issue of harmonizing employment and family commitments for both women and men. Karen Emmons, a freelance journalist, reports from Cambodia where an ILO training programme helps to bring about the necessary change in attitudes.

  9. Publication

    Research on Best Practices for the Implementation of the Principles of ILO Convention No. 169- Key Principles in Implementing ILO Convention No. 169, Case Study #7

    31 July 2009

    This is an analysis of a number of case studies documenting best practices in implementing Convention No. 169. It covers selected principles of the Convention: (i) the concept of “Indigenous Peoples”; (ii) the right to be consulted; (iii) the right to decide own development priorities; (iv) the right to education; (v) cross-boundary contacts and co-operation; (vi) indigenous peoples’ institutions; (vii) customs and customary law; and (viii) Indigenous peoples’ participation in/contribution to ILO’s supervisory mechanisms.

  10. Publication

    Research on Best Practices for the Implementation of the Principles of ILO Convention No. 169- Oqaatsip Kimia: The Power of the Word: Case Study #11

    31 July 2009

    The study analyse some of the challenges Greenlanders have faced and face today, in a globalized world threatened by climate changes and at a time where they are not only about to take over the full responsibility for the education sector but where their country is negotiating with Denmark for greater autonomy.