Skills for Employment Policy Brief - The gender divide in skills development: Progress, challenges and policy options for empowering women

Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

This policy brief outlines what skills development can do to reduce gender inequalities in labour markets. It explains the gender-related challenges that women and men face in gaining access to quality education and training and to decent jobs. It sets out policy choices that have proved effective in practice, building on recent international research and experience from ILO country-level work.