Equality and discrimination resources

September 2009

  1. Welcome remarks at the Workshop on Promoting Decent Work for Women and Men with Disabilities-INCLUDE: Subregional Disability Equality Training of Facilitators

    07 September 2009

    By Mr Bill Salter, Director, ILO Subregional Office for East Asia

August 2009

  1. Gender Equality in the Workplace Workshop, Papua New Guinea

    09 August 2009

    A workshop on gender equality in the workplace is held in Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby from 10 to 13 August 2009. The workshop was opened by Honorable Power Parkop, Member of the Parliament and Governor of the National Capital District. Participants include 6 from Vanuatu and 12 from PNG mainly from government organizations), employers’ and workers’ organizations, National Council of Women and other NGOs. Ms Johanne Lortie, ILO International Training Center in Turin, Italy is facilitating the workshop.

July 2009

  1. FCCISL - Key note address on youth and women entrepreneurship

    30 July 2009

    By Ms Tine Staermose, Director, ILO Office in Sri Lanka

  2. The Global Jobs Pact: helping Asia and the Pacific recover from the unemployment crisis

    15 July 2009

    Sachiko Yamamoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains the Global Jobs Pact and its proposals for a sustainable recovery in the countries of this region. The Pact was agreed by participants at the International Labour Conference in Geneva in June 2009.

June 2009

  1. The Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP): Caraga Region

    15 June 2009

    The ILO works with indigenous peoples through enabling policies that engage them in exercising a full range of rights, including those delineated in the Philippine Constitution, the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) and the nation’s medium-term development plans.

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

    03 June 2009

    The Women's Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) programme, run by the International Labour Organization (ILO), not only teaches women about business and couples about budgeting, saving and making better financial decisions, it also gets families to rethink traditional roles.

  3. India’s female taxi drivers

    03 June 2009

    For millions of women going out to work is a necessary. But earning a living can be a dangerous business if you are poor and female, and live in India. Many jobs carry a very high risk of accidents, sickness or assault. This issue – women's right to work safely – is currently being highlighted by a global gender campaign, organized by the International Labour Organization – the UN agency dealing with workplace issues. (The Campaign culminates with a debate in June at an international conference in Geneva). In India, some women have decided to look for solutions themselves, by training as Delhi's first female taxi drivers and offering a service to working women.

April 2009

  1. Aging workforce threatens Thailand's productivity and development, says ILO report

    13 April 2009

    This study is released to coincide with Thailand's National Day for Older Persons on April 13.

March 2009

  1. ILO to issue report on women and the global crisis for International Women’s Day

    04 March 2009

    The ILO will mark International Women’s Day 2009 with the launch of a new report assessing the impact of the global financial crisis on women in the world of work.

February 2009

  1. Asia in the global economic crisis: Impacts and responses from a gender perspective

    13 February 2009

    A technical note for meeting: Responding to the Economic Crisis – Coherent Policies for Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Asia and Pacific, Manila, Philippines, 18-20 February 2009