10 March 2018
Presentation prepared for the G7 Employment Task Force Meeting (Vancouver, 2-3 Oct 2018)
21 February 2018
The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.
20 February 2018
This Issue Brief examines the centrality of care work in labour markets and society. It considers the contribution of care work to advancing gender equality and points to the importance of promoting transformative care policies.
01 January 2018
Today, care is provided in myriad forms, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with a disability or illness. The need for care is growing worldwide, driven by demographic shifts including the growing ageing population and the rising number of persons living with chronic illnesses. As people-centred, principle driven, member-owned businesses, cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.
28 November 2017
Maternity protection and workers with family responsibilities in the formal and informal economy of Ghana. Practices, gaps and measures for improvement
23 November 2017
Working Paper No. 1 / 2017
Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico
23 August 2017
This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.
10 July 2017
Presentation for the 5th Conference on Regulating Decent Work by Prof. Susan Himmelweit
05 July 2017
Care is crucial for the well-being of individuals and society. Yet it remains undervalued and underpaid, with many carers suffering poor working conditions. In this live interview from the Regulating for Decent Work Conference in Geneva, we explore the true value of the care economy.
22 June 2017
On May 12 to 13, the ILO organised a workshop with domestic workers and their union in Trinidad and Tobago to develop a business plan for their cooperative. The workshop used the C-BED methodology, a low cost, action-based and participatory group learning approach designed by the ILO to help entrepreneurs and micro-business owners in planning and improving their businesses.