Promoting Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) (Project fact sheet)

The GE4DE is a six year project funded by Global Affairs Canada that has contributed to increase and improve women’s employment and attitudes through development of workplace policy, law & skills and awareness raising. The project has components of women’s employment creation, gender mainstreaming in national and provincial institutions and strengthening capacity of media.

In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and development (DFATD)-Canada, the ILO in Pakistan is implementing the largest Gender Project in South Asia which aims to improve gender equality in the world of work. The project is premised on ILO’s conviction that, gender equality in the world of work is a fundamental matter of human rights, social justice and is instrumental in achieving social and economic development goals.The project has three main objectives which include strengthening national mechanisms to promote equal employment and opportunities for women, enhance skills and employability of women in rural and urban areas of selected districts and strengthen the capacity of the media to raise awareness on issues related to working women in both the formal and informal economy.