Publications on Equality and discrimination

November 2020

  1. Publication

    Frequently asked questions - Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    16 November 2020

  2. Publication

    Empowering Women at Work. Trade Union Policies and Practices for Gender Equality

    11 November 2020

  3. Joint OECD/ ILO/ CAWTAR publication

    Changing Laws and Breaking Barriers for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

    10 November 2020

    The OECD, ILO and CAWTAR have joined forces– with the support of numerous local, regional and international experts– to produce this study, which captures the potential of a region on the move towards greater economic empowerment of its women citizens.

  4. Publication

    Gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the garment sector

    10 November 2020

    This brief, co-authored by the ILO and Better Work, aims to raise awareness of the gendered reality of COVID-19 and to outline some of the ways in which the pandemic impacts women and men workers in the garment sector in the short, medium and long terms.

October 2020

  1. Publication

    Indigenous women’s realities: Insights from the Indigenous Navigator

    30 October 2020

    The result of a collective and community-led data-gathering exercise relying on the Indigenous Navigator framework and tools, this report identifies and discusses the experiences, needs, concerns and aspirations of indigenous women in 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The report sheds light on inequalities and intersecting forms of discrimination affecting indigenous women, which placed them in a particularly vulnerable situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these persisting challenges, reported experiences testify to Indigenous women’s role as leading actors in building resilience.

  2. Publication

    The impact of COVID-19 on indigenous communities: Insights from the Indigenous Navigator

    08 October 2020

    On the basis of a community-led data-gathering effort and testimonies from indigenous communities, this report provides first-hand information on the situation of indigenous peoples in 11 countries. It highlights how pre-existing barriers in access to health, social security and education are causing disproportional impacts of the pandemic on indigenous peoples, while also describing the role that communities can play in building an inclusive COVID-19 response and recovery.

  3. Fundamental principles and rights at work

    Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    07 October 2020

    For the millions of workers already in vulnerable situations, the COVID-19 crisis can have devastating consequences: their fundamental rights at work are under threat, pushing them and their families towards greater insecurity. Safeguarding and extending fundamental principles and rights at work will therefore be critical to the success of both immediate and longer-term responses to the crisis in the world of work.

  4. Publication

    Employment Intensive Projects in Lebanon: Guidelines

    07 October 2020

    This document provides guidance on implementing sound EIPs, structured around key guiding principles, including the principles of decent work, and based on global experiences and on emerging good practices from programmes in Lebanon.

  5. Country Baselines

    2019 Annual Review under the follow-up to the ILO 1998 Declaration - Compilation of baseline tables, by country

    07 October 2020

    (based on the reports of Member States that have not ratified all fundamental Conventions and/or that have not ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930)

September 2020

  1. Policy brief

    National employment policies for an inclusive, job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    30 September 2020

    This policy brief highlights the role of gender-responsive national employment policies in responding to the short- and longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis.