Resources on Equality and non-discrimination in the Arab States

  1. Signing grant agreement between Italian Government and ILO supporting “Towards a more inclusive economy through immediate-job generation and enterprise development for vulnerable refugee and host communities in Jordan”

    29 June 2020

    A new intervention in Jordan will provide employment and livelihood opportunities through labour-intensive approaches and business development support.

  2. Better Work Jordan and IFC join forces to tackle gender-based violence in Jordan’s garment sector

    21 June 2020

    A new programme will support national stakeholders in addressing gender-based violence.

  3. ILO in Jordan launches campaign on the right to a workplace free from violence and harassment

    21 June 2020

    The social media campaign aims to drum up support for legislation protecting the right of women and men to a world of work free from violence and harassment.

  4. ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190): 12 ways it can support the COVID-19 response and recovery

    19 June 2020

    This note highlights the relevance of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) to the current Covid-19 pandemic. It provides examples of work-related violence and harassment that have been reported across countries in the context of Covid-19 and mentions specific provisions of Convention No. 190 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 206 that can help prevent and address those situations.

  5. Better Work Jordan (Phase III)

    07 June 2020

    Under Better Work Jordan Phase III strategy, the program will continue to work with stakeholders and development partners to expand decent work opportunities in the Jordanian garment industry and beyond. The program aims to help reduce poverty by providing decent work, empowering women, driving business competitiveness and promoting inclusive economic growth. This can be achieved through enhancing economic performance at the enterprise level as well as improving compliance with the Jordanian Labour Law and International Labour Standards.

  6. Key Findings: Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and small-scale enterprises in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment examines the employment status of individual workers before the COVID-19 outbreak, changes to their employment situation during the lockdown, implications on their livelihoods, as well as coping mechanisms adopted to deal with the crisis. It also examines the impact of the lockdown on male and female-led enterprises.

  7. Facing Multiple Crises: Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and small-scale enterprises in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment sheds light on some of the pressing issues and concerns that workers are facing today—in terms of employment, source of income, current economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. It also addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale businesses, as well as their coping and adaptation strategies.

  8. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  9. New skills for a brighter future - Soumaya's story

    16 March 2020

    Ten months ago, Syrian Soumaya Mohammed found work at a garment factory with the help of the Azraq Centre for Employment (ACE). She tells the ILO in her own words what it’s like to have regular work, an income and a new profession.

  10. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020