Publications on Equality and discrimination

November 2021

  1. Publication

    Women at Work in G20 countries: policy action since 2020

    25 November 2021

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment was initially greater for women than for men. Unlike in previous crises, sectors in which women are over-represented were hit more by job and work hour losses than those in which men prevail. The crisis has also highlighted the need to improve working conditions in essential service jobs, such as lower-skilled occupations in the health and care sectors, where women make up the majority of workers in most G20 economies.

  2. International Labour Review, Centenary Collection (2021), No. 3

    The International Labour Review and gender equality: The importance of women’s unpaid and paid work

    19 November 2021

    This introduction to the Centenary Issue of the International Labour Review (ILR) on women and gender equality reflects on the distinctive contributions included. It emphasizes the need to recognize the undervaluation of work that women have traditionally performed both in the home and in the labour market. It also highlights diverse efforts to remedy these intricately linked problems.

  3. International Labour Review, Centenary Collection (2021), No. 7

    Introduction Changing perspectives on poverty and inequality: The contributions of the International Labour Review

    13 November 2021

    This introduction presents a selection of articles from the International Labour Review that illustrate how research on poverty and inequality has evolved over the past century. Receiving only occasional attention in the early decades of the journal’s history, these topics acquired more prominence in articles published from the 1970s onwards, especially in relation to research carried out under the ILO’s World Employment Programme. In the 1990s, articles looked into concepts of poverty and social exclusion and the impact of economic reform. More recent publications have treated economic and social inequality within wider analyses of growth and development. Scope remains for closer integration of different approaches to poverty and inequality.

October 2021

  1. Policy brief

    An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021

    26 October 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.

  2. Publication

    High-level independent evaluation of ILO’s gender equality and mainstreaming efforts, 2016-21

    07 October 2021

    The evaluation analyses the achievements and outcomes of the ILO’s gender equality and mainstreaming efforts at the programme and institutional levels for the period 2016–21. It includes a review of the progress made and gaps in implementing the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2016–17 (Action Plan 2016–17) and the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2018–21 (Action Plan 2018–21), in response to a Governing Body request for an evaluation of the action plans to inform the development of a new action plan. The evaluation focuses on the strategies, approaches, outcomes, achievements, gaps and lessons learned related to gender equality and mainstreaming.

September 2021

  1. Publication

    Women in mining: Towards gender equality

    27 September 2021

  2. Publication

    ILO Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy 2020-23

    27 September 2021

    The recently adopted ILO Disability Inclusion Policy is being implemented by the ILO Disability Inclusion Strategy 2020-23, which contains indicators and targets that are aligned with the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) accountability framework for UN entities.

August 2021

  1. Project documentation

    Agenda: Gender equality at the workplace

    19 August 2021

    Boosting your organizational performance by advancing equal opportunities

July 2021

  1. Policy Brief

    Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Publication

    Violence and harassment in the world of work: A guide on Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206

    16 July 2021

    ILO Guide on Convention No. 190 and Recommendation No. 206 to shed light on definitions, core principles and measures enshrined in these instruments.