International Women's Day 2014

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), the ILO reflects on the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in the workplace.
  1. Multimedia feature

    Women at work

    Follow two women, an Indian CEO and a US school teacher, whose experiences shed an interesting light on the common challenges facing women across the globe.

  2. Photo-timeline

    The fight for women’s rights in the workplace

    Take a look back at the ILO's contribution towards gender equality in the workplace.

  3. Audio

    Millions of women still face barriers at the workplace

    Looking at the challenges that lie ahead in achieving gender equality at work

Background resources

  1. Statement

    ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

  1. Note

    The ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative

    Building on achievements, assessing the gaps and bridging them through renewed action and benchmarks.

  2. Brochure

    Equality for Women is progress for all

    Promoting equality for women with disabilities.


  1. Video highlights

    Panel discussion on women at work

    The panel, opened by ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, was addressed by a number of keynote speakers, including ILO Decent Work Research prizewinner Professor Jayati Ghosh of India, and eminent scholar Sir Bob Hepple of the UK-based University of Cambridge.