Resources on Gender equality

  1. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

    What is the Equal Pay International Coalition?

    18 October 2017

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) was launched at the U.N. General Assembly in September 2017. Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO's WorkQuality department, explains what the coalition aims to achieve and why it is important to address the gender pay gap.

  2. Event

    ILO – Sweden Regional Meeting on Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    Consultation meeting with ILO Constituents (Governments, Employers and Workers) from leading garment producing countries and key stakeholders from the sector, convened by the ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    How Peruvian quinoa farmers have boosted their income

    04 October 2017

    The Andean Grains Programme – a joint ILO-FAO-UNESCO initiative – not only improved the livelihoods of organic quinoa producers but also contributed to the economic empowerment of women.

  4. Event

    WorldSkills Conference 2017: Skills strategies for a globalized world

    Conference themes include: the globalization of skills and careers in an increasingly digitized world; jobs and skills mismatch; labour force mobility and the constraints of existing qualifications; skills development in cities, and; combating gender inequality in skills. The session on Jobs and Skills mismatch is being organized in partnership with the ILO.

  5. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 8, September 2017

    29 September 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  6. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 10

    Economic impacts of reducing the gender gap

    29 September 2017

    Closing the gender gap in participation by 25 per cent by 2025 could increase global GDP by US$5.3 trillion

  7. News

    EPIC launch in the media

    25 September 2017

  8. News

    "Equal Pay International Coalition" (EPIC) Key Stakeholders Meeting in Berlin

    22 September 2017

    The meeting hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, was organized to provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to shape EPIC’s operational and strategic directions.

  9. News

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    21 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  10. Video

    Empowering indigenous women through decent work

    19 September 2017

    Indigenous peoples are five per cent of the world's population but 15 per cent of the world's poor. As a result of exclusion and discrimination, indigenous women are often the poorest of the poor. They struggle more to find decent work. In Bolivia and Guatemala, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.