Factsheets and briefs


  1. Policy brief

    HIV and World of Work: Legislating to mitigate HIV/AIDS at work in Jordan

    07 April 2013

    This policy brief is based on the findings of research conduced by the ILO in 2011-2012 on the extent to which Jordanian legislation and practices conform to international standards pertaining to HIV/AIDS and the world of work.

  2. Fact Sheet

    Women's Participation in the Palestinian Labour Force: 2010-2011

    01 April 2013

    This fact sheet presents an overview of women’s employment status in terms of labour force participation, unemployment and terms and conditions of employment in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  3. Policy brief

    Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace: An overview from the occupied Palestinian territory

    01 April 2013

    In 2011, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics conducted a study in the occupied Palestinian territory on gender-based violence (GBV) in the workplace in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Institute of Women Studies at Birzeit University.

  4. Factsheet

    Strategic Objectives for Decent Work Agenda

    01 February 2013

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab states works to foster social justice with decent work opportunities through sustainable enterprises, higher productivity and growth with equity.


  1. Action brief

    ILO’s Training on Photography with Palestinian Women in oPt

    06 December 2012

    Based on follow up consultative meetings with ILO constituents and other national stakeholders, ILO, GIZ and UNRWA singed a MoU in December 2010 to conduct a skills development training course on "Women’s Gainful Employment Through Skills in Photography".

  2. Action brief

    ILO Initiatives on Promoting Women’s Participation in Cooperatives in oPt

    06 December 2012

    Despite the relatively long history of the Palestinian cooperative movement, women’s participation in cooperatives remains low.

  3. Action brief

    ILO's Training with Palestinian Women Engineers in Gaza

    06 December 2012

    A skills training course for the unemployed Palestinian women engineers in the construction sector in the Gaza Strip was planned.

  4. Action brief

    Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Yemen

    06 December 2012

    This action brief describes ILO activities undertaken in 2009-10 with the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training targeting young unemployed women in Yemen, in line with the Decent Work Country Programme outcome on advancing gender equality and access to income-generating activities in the labour market.

  5. Action brief

    Closing the gender pay gap in Jordan

    06 December 2012

    In July 2011, with technical support from the ILO, the tripartite plus National Steering Committee on Pay Equity was established to promote pay equity (equal pay for work of equal value) for men and women workers in Jordan.

  6. Fact Sheet

    Fact Sheet No. I: Action Programme for Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Domestic Workers (PROWD) in Lebanon 2011-2014

    22 October 2012

  7. Brochure

    Jordan Decent Work Country Programme

    10 April 2012

    Through a new Decent Work Country Programme in Jordan (DWCP), the ILO will work closely with tripartite partners to advance the national employment agenda and enhance access to decent work opportunities.


  1. Publication

    Convention No. 189 - Questions and answers

    10 August 2011

    This short factsheet will help you understand what Convention No. 189 is, who it covers, and what minimum standards it sets.

  2. Policy brief #10

    Mainstreaming Gender Equality Concerns in Palestinian Cooperatives

    29 July 2011

    This policy brief presents the summary of a study from the International Labour Organization (ILO) on women cooperatives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS).

  3. Policy Brief

    Child Labour and Protection in the occupied Palestinian territory

    18 May 2011

    This document highlights the findings of a desk review conducted by the International Labour Organization on child labour in the occupied Palestinian territory.


  1. Issue brief # 3

    Rural women producers and cooperatives in conflict settings in Arab States

    29 April 2010

    This issue brief aims to shed light on the reality and potential of cooperatives in empowering rural women in conflict settings in Arab States, based on the experience of Lebanon, Iraq, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS).


  1. Country brief # 3

    Promoting Decent Work and Gender Equality in Yemen

    31 December 2009

    ILO has had long standing development experience in Yemen, mainly through technical advisory work and technical cooperation projects in partnership with its core constituents: the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL), the Yemen General Federation of Workers’ Trade Union and the Federation of the Yemeni Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

  2. Country brief # 2

    Building Safe Passage for Women’s Employment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

    31 December 2009

    This country brief presents an overview of the research and policy advocacy activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on gender equality in the world of work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It highlights the overall employment context, underlining concerns, result achieved and future plans.

  3. Country brief # 1

    Advancing Women’s Employment in Lebanon: ILO in Action

    31 December 2009

    This Country Brief is part of a series that looks at the current and ongoing research and policy advocacy activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on gender equality in the world of work in Arab States. It highlights the overall employment context, the underlining concerns, the results achieved, and future plans.

  4. Policy brief # 6

    Enhancing the Participation of Rural Women Producers in Cooperatives in Yemen

    14 December 2009

    This policy brief aims to contribute to the ongoing debate over the role of cooperatives in generating employment and income earning opportunities for women in Yemen and elsewhere in Arab States.

  5. Issue brief # 1

    Social Care Needs and Service Provision in Arab States: Bringing Care Work into Focus in Lebanon

    01 December 2009

    This Issue Brief is part of a series that examines women’s labour force participation in Arab States using gender equality and workers’ rights perspectiveز